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Admission arrangements can be found at hertsdirect.org

Nursery Admissions

Manor Fields will have one intake for Nursery in September 2017 for children born from 01 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.

Nursery online admissions open on 6th February 2017 and can be accessed at hertsdirect.org/nurseryadmissions

The application ‘window’ closes on 17th March 2017.

Reception Admissions

Manor Fields will have one intake for Reception in September 2017 for children born from 01 September 2012 and 31 August 2013.

Reception online admissions open on 7th November 2017 and can be accessed at hertsdirect.org

The application ‘window’ closes on 15th January 2017.

In Year Admissions

Applications are made directly through Hertfordshire County Council and can be found at hertsdirect.org


At Manor Fields, we are proud of our friendly and ambitious school where we welcome children from age three to eleven years old. We seek to provide an outstanding education and to genuinely prepare our children for life in the 21st century as global citizens, as well as to ensure that the education we offer provides the solid foundations, confidence and enthusiasm for life-long learning.

Nursery admission rules | Manor Fields Primary School 2015/2016

Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs which names the school will be allocated a place in accordance with section 324 of the Education Act 1996.Parents may state their preference as to which nursery class, school or centre they would like their child to attend in the years leading up to the child’s fifth birthday. However, if there are not enough places available, places will be allocated in the following order of priority:

  • Children in public care (children looked after)
  • A child ‘at risk’ (or the sibling* of a child ‘at risk’) who is the subject of an inter-agency child protection plan.
  • Other applicants where the following criteria are considered to determine priorities:

Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to go to the school.

Children who have a sibling at the school at the time of application, unless the sibling is in the last year of the normal age-range of the school. Note: the ‘normal age range’** is the designated range for which the school provides.

Any other children.

* A sibling is defined as a sister/brother, half sister/brother, adopted sister/brother or a child of the parent/carer or partner, who lives in the same house (as the child for whom the application is being made) from Monday to Friday.

** A sibling link is defined as children who have a sibling on roll at the school from Reception to Year 5.

All distances will be by a “straight-line” measurement from the postal address point of each individual house to the address point of the school.

If more children qualify under a particular rule than there are places available, a tie break will be used by applying the next rule to those children. If more children qualify under either criterion 2 or 3 than there are places available, priority will be given to those who live nearest to the nursery as measured in a straight line. Where there is a need for a tie-breaker where two different addresses measure the same distance from a school, in the case of a block of flats for example, the lower door number will be deemed nearest as logically this will be on the ground floor and therefore closer. If there are two identical addresses of separate applicants, the tie break will be random.

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