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Reception and Nursery Tours for children starting in September 2020

 

Please phone the office on 01923 263174 to book a place on one of the following dates:

Reception Tours at 9.30am:

Friday 11th October

Thursday 17th October

Tuesday 5th November

Tuesday 19th November

Monday 2nd December

Friday 10th January

We expect the tours to last 45 minutes.

The deadline for reception applications to County is Wednesday 15th January 2020

Nursery tours at 9.30am:

Monday 20th January

Tuesday 28th January

Thursday 13th February

Friday 28th February.

We expect the tours to last 45 minutes.

The deadline for nursery applications is to be confirmed.

Admissions

Nursery Admissions

Please find below the links to nursery admission documents for 2019-2020.  The documents for 2020-2021 admissions will be added in due course.

Reception Admissions

Admissions to our Reception Class are co-ordinated by the Admissions and Transport Team at Hertfordshire County Council. Parents are asked to apply on line once the system goes live, usually in the November prior to the academic year the children will start. The Admissions Team will allocate places using the criteria below. If parents are unsuccessful in obtaining a place with us they can ask to remain on a continuing interest list should another parent decline their offer. The process for Reception admissions is lengthy and unfortunately we are unable to advise you on the status of your application during the process.

The on-line system opens on 4th November for entry in September 2020. You will need to apply on line, click here for the application system.

This is for children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016.

The on-line system closes on 15th January 2020.  Please see below for Summer born children.

In-year Admissions

In- Year Admissions, should you be moving into the area or are considering changing school, are coordinated by the Admissions and Transport Team at Hertfordshire County Council. Parents are asked to apply on line using the ‘in-year’ application form. If we have no vacancies you will remain on a waiting list. Places are offered using the criteria below. The Admissions Team will write to you to offer you a place when one becomes available.

If you receive an offer and want to visit the school before accepting the place, please contact us to arrange a date for a visit.

If you accept an offer please contact us to arrange a date for your child to visit and start.

Reception Entry and Summer Born Children

Schools are required to admit children to their Reception Class in the September following the child’s fourth birthday. Recent guidance from the Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, has indicated that the government intends to amend the School Admissions Code to allow summer born children to be admitted to the Reception Class at age five if this is the parents’ choice. Summer born children are those born between 1 April and 31 August. Currently summer born children are expected to start reception at the age of four. In anticipation of this change to the school Admissions Code, which will require public consultation, Hertfordshire County Council has amended its policy regarding summer born children.

  • If your child was born between 1 April and 31 August 2016, and you do not believe they will be ready to start reception in September 2020, you may defer and instead make an application for your child to start reception in September 2021.

Criteria:

Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the governing bodies of all maintained schools to admit a child with a statement of special educational needs that names their school. Schools must also admit children with an EHC (Education, Health and Care) Plan that names the school. If there are fewer applications than places available at a school all applicants will be admitted.

Rule 1. Children looked after and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or a special guardianship order).

Rule 2. Medical or Social Needs Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to go to the school.

Rule 3. Linked School In the case of junior schools, children who attend the linked infant school at the time of their application. (A list of all linked infant and junior schools is on page 25)

Rule 4. Sibling Children who have a sibling on the roll of the school or linked school at the time of application. This applies to reception through to year 5 in infant, junior and primary schools; and from reception through to year 3 in first schools; and from year 5 to year 7 in middle schools.

Rule 5. Nearest School Children for whom it is their nearest community or voluntary controlled school or an own admitting school or academy using Hertfordshire County Council’s admission rules. (A list of all academies and foundation schools included in this definition of “nearest” is on page 24) Rule 6. Distance Children who live nearest to the school. (Children not considered under Rule 5 will be considered under Rule 6).

Please click here for all of the available information booklets, from Hertfordshire County Council, explaining all of the ways to apply to school.

School uniform

The school colours are burgundy and white. We expect all children to wear school uniform. This consists of school sweatshirt, white shirt or blouse, grey trousers or skirt. In the summer school polo shirts or checked/striped summer dresses in the school colours can be worn.  We are also happy for children to wear a plain, white polo shirt, without the school logo.

A PE kit of black shorts, burgundy top and a pair of trainers, must be kept at school Monday – Friday. Further details about clothing and PE kits are listed in the school brochure. Nursery children do not require PE kit.

Please click on the link below to be directed to the Abbots Langley School Uniform Order site.

http://www.yourschooluniform.com

Please be aware that delivery can take several weeks particularly at certain times of the year. Your School Uniform now have a dedicated Customer Service Line on 08442 721888, option 2.

The School Uniform Policy can be found in the ‘Statutory Information‘ section of our website.

ALSA second hand uniform

ALSA sell second hand school uniform.  Parents can email alsacommittee@googlemail.com or leave a message in the school office.

School logo fleeces, sweatshirts and cardigans – £3
Everything else – £1