We currently have places available in our Nursery class and in our Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6 classes. If you would like to apply for a place, please see the section on In-Year Admissions below. Please view our School Prospectus and take a Virtual Tour for further information about our school.
For parents of children due to start Reception or Nursery in September 2023, we are holding prospective parent tours on Tuesday 18 October at 9.30 am, Friday 4 November at 11.00 am, Friday 25 November at 9.30 am and Wednesday 7 December at 11.00 am. We are also holding a Stay and Play session on Saturday 5 November between 10 am and 12 pm. If you would like to book a place on a tour or the Stay and Play session, please contact the School Office on 01442 389040 or email email@example.com
The Governors can accept applications for in-year admissions into the school at any time. A completed In-Year Admission Form and Supplementary Information Form should be returned to the School Office. We aim to respond to your application within 10 school days, and no later than 15 school days after we receive your application. Admissions will depend on vacancies in the relevant year groups at the time of application. If there are more applicants than places available, the relevant over-subscription criteria will apply. Parents/Guardians may place their child's name on the Continued Interest List if a place is not available at the time of the application. For in-year applications, parents wishing to make an appeal should contact the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maintained schools in Hertfordshire are responsible for the admissions of children to Nursery. St Mary's works with other Berkhamsted schools to ensure the process is the same in each school and that parents receive consistent information that will enable them to make informed decisions about their preferred Nursery school.
The timetable for Nursery applications for children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 is as follows:
20 February 2023 – Nursery applications open.
24 March 2023 – Nursery applications close for on time applications. Applications can be accepted at any point after this date but will be dealt with after on time applications.
21 April 2023 – Nursery places are offered by email.
28 April 2023 – Deadline for accepting Nursery places.
From 28 April 2023 onwards, we will continue to accept applications and allocate Nursery places to children subject to availability.
If you would like to apply for a place at St Mary’s School Nursery, please read our Nursery Admissions Policy and complete the on-line Nursery Application Form below. If you worship frequently and regularly at St Mary’s Church, Northchurch or at any other church, please also complete the Nursery Supplementary Information Form and return it to the school office.
Nursery Application Form 2023-24 : Link will open on 20 February 2023
All school admission authorities are required to undertake consultation on their admission arrangements if they are changing their arrangements. Even if no changes are being made, they are still required to carry out a consultation at least once every seven years. As St Mary’s is a voluntary-aided school, the Governing Body is the admitting authority. The Governing Body undertook a consultation on the draft admissions arrangements for the academic year 2023-24 from 1 November to 12 December 2021. Responses were received from Hertfordshire County Council, the Parochial Church Council of St Mary's Church, Northchurch, and Berkhamsted Town Council.
Our admission arrangements for entry to the school for the academic year 2023-24 are in the links below. If you have any questions about how to apply for a reception place, please get in touch with us at email@example.com.