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Reception Admissions

We have 30 Reception places and have only the one point of intake each September. Our Reception places are for children who will become five years of age within the academic year they start in Reception. To find out more and apply please visit Herts County Council Admissions

If you are looking for a Reception space outside of the annual process, please click on the link to the right for 'In Year Admissions'.

Reception Admissions 2023-24

You can apply for a place in Reception to start in September 2024 on the Herts County Council's Admission website.  The process opens on 1st November 2023 and closes on 15th January 2024.  To make an application please click here.

When applying to our school under certain admission criteria, you will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and bring the original Certificate of Baptism into school.  Please click here to view our admission policy with more information and also find a copy of our SIF.  

We have two Open Days for prospective parents to view our school and find out more about the admission process.  These will be taking place as follows:

  • Tuesday 7th November 2023 at 9.30am
  • Wednesday 22nd November 2023 at 1.45pm

To book a place on one of our open days, please contact the school office either by email admin@stjohns705.herts.sch.uk or call 01923 774004.


In the meantime, you can select the links below to view aspects of life in Reception and our school:

  • Please click here to view the presentation for new and prospective parents.
  • Please click here to view our "Day in the life of a Reception child" presentation
  • Please click here to view our "Tour of the school and pupil voice"