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At present there are two admission processes, one for Nursery Admissions and one for Primary Admissions. Parents are invited to apply to the school directly for a place in the Nursery Class. Please see the admissions policy for Nursery below.  Information is sent to families directly from Herts County Council for Primary Admissions. This explains the admission process in detail, including the admission criteria. The admission process takes place in the academic year prior to the child starting Nursery/Reception Class.  

Nursery Admissions 

September 2018


From the 1st September 2017, the school will be responsible for managing Nursery admissions.


When will my child start at nursery?

Children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 can apply for nursery places from the 5th February 2018 to 16th March 2018. Your application will be for a nursery place for September 2018.


How do I apply?

Our application for Nursery places for September 2018 is below.

You will need to fill in all parts of the form before returning it to the school office. Incomplete applications will not be considered as part of the nursery admissions.

How are applications considered?

Once the closing date has arrived, we will then consider all the applications made. It there are less than 30 applications made, all offers will be made. If we receive more applications, then the following will be applied.

1. Does your child have an EHCP?

2. Is your child a looked after child?

3. Does your child have any medical or social reasons why Parkside is the school they should go to?

4. Does your child have a sibling in the school?

6. The distance you live from the school.

To be eligible for criteria 1-3, further documents will be required at the point of application. If these are not sent in with the application form, these criteria will not be considered.


Please read our Nursery Admissions Policy for more details.

The following dates are available if you would like to view the nursery

  • Wednesday 31st January 10am
  • Tuesday 6th February 10am
  • Wednesday 7th February 10am
  • Thursday 22nd February 10am


Please contact the school office on 020 8387 3000 to book a place.

Timeline for our Nursery Admissions:



5th   February 2018

Parents can apply to Parkside Primary School for a place in their Nursery for the academic year September 2018 to July 2019.

16th March 2018

Nursery application closes for academic year September 2018 to July 2019.

17th March 2018

Parents for late applications can apply to Parkside Primary School using the application form and will be placed on the Nursery waiting list if no places are available.

24th April 2018

Parkside Primary School will make offers to parents for a place in the Nursery for academic year September 2018 to July 2019.

2nd  May 2018

Deadline for parents to respond to allocation of place at Parkside Nursery.

Reception Admissions

September 2018


Children born between 1/9/2013 and 31/8/2014. Admissions are dealt with by Hertfordshire County Council online. Applications will open on Monday 6th November 2017 and close on Monday 15th January 2018.

More information can be found here.


The following dates are available to take a tour of the school;

Thursday 9th November 10am

Thursday 16tth November 10am

Thursday 23rd November 10am

Thursday 11th January 10am


Please telephone the school office on 02083873000 to book a place.


We use Hertfordshire County Council's oversubscription criteria which are as follows :




Rule 1: Children looked after and children who were previously 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 

Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to go to the school. A panel of officers will determine whether the evidence provided is sufficiently compelling to meet the requirements for this rule. The evidence must relate specifically to the school applied for under Rule 2 and must clearly demonstrate why it is the only school that can meet the child’s needs.

Rule 3: Linked School 

(This rule only applies to pupils who are currently attending an infant school which has a linked junior school.)
In the case of junior schools, children who attend the linked infant school at the time of their application.

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 academy2 using Hertfordshire County Council’s admission rules.

Rule 6: Distance

Children who live nearest to the school.

Children not considered under rule 5 will be considered under rule 6.

These rules are applied in the order they are printed above. 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. 



In-Year Admissions, Reception - year 6

For any enquiries about in-year admissions or to place your child on the waiting list for Parkside please contact Admissions at Hertfordshire County Council on 0300 123 4043. More information can be found here.