Reception Admissions 2021
There's nothing like first hand experience to give you the insight you need when choosing your child's school. At Harpenden Academy we are holding live tours during the Autumn term to give prospective parents the opportunity to visit the school and see us in action.
Due to COVID19 we are unable to take you into the classes however you will have the opportunity to meet with the Headteacher and our EYFS Leader. You will be able to walk the corridors and to see some of the children's work.
COVID19 restrictions mean that parents will be asked to bring a face mask to wear during the school tour and we will be following social-distancing guidelines and adhering to our school COVID risk assessment. You will have your temperature taken on arrival and you will be asked to sanitize your hands. In addition you will need to complete our NHS Track & Trace visitor declaration form. We will limit each tour group to 6 people and we are unable to include children (including babes in arms) on the tour.
Applications for Reception places September 2021 should be done online. Go to www.hertsdirect.org/admissions for further information on how to do this. You can change your application at any time up to the closing date. You will be prompted to complete a supplementary information form (SIF). You only need to complete this if you wish to be considered under the pupil premium criteria. If this is the case please complete the SIF and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to confirm that we have published the dates for the school tours for any new Reception parents with children starting school in September 2021.
Each tour will take an hour and is scheduled from 9.15am-10.15am.
Please click here to register online for one of our school tours
|Monday, 2nd November 2020||Wednesday, 4th November 2020|
|Monday, 9th November 2020||Wednesday, 11th November 2020|
|Monday, 16th November 2020||Wednesday, 18th November 2020|
|Monday, 23rd November 2020||Wednesday, 25th November 2020|
|Monday, 30th November 2020||Wednesday, 2nd December|
|Monday, 7th December 2020||Wednesday, 9th December 2020|
|Monday, 14th December 2020||Wednesday, 16th December 2020|
|Monday, 11th January 2021|
From September 2011 all primary schools must offer children a full-time place at the start of the September term. However, legally children do not have to be in full-time education until the term after their 5th birthday. Delaying your child’s entry into school is called ‘deferred entry’. You can request this, but your child must start before the end of the school year during which they turn 5. The expectation is all those starting in September will attend full days but if you are a parent of a summer born child and have concerns over full school days please talk to us.