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Spellbrook C of E Primary School

Learn together, Enjoy together, Succeed together

Admissions - Early Years & In-Year

Welcome Video

Due to current events, we unfortunately are not able to have our usual open mornings for those families wishing to apply for Reception or Nursery places. We are offering bookable visits on selected dates after school hours. These will be limited to one family at a time and will involve a tour of our grounds. It will also give families a chance to speak with school staff and begin to get to know our school.

Please enjoy our welcome video that I hope provides some insight into our values and a taste of what life is like at Spellbrook Primary School.



Early Years Admissions

Here at Spellbrook Church of England Primary School (VC) we have an Early Years  Foundation Class which admits nursery aged children as ‘rising fours’.  Admissions into the early years class are managed through the school with allocations made in accordance with Hertfordshire County Council guidelines. Enquiries for admission into our early year’s class should be made directly to the school by contacting the school office on 01279 723024.  (Please beware that HCC Admissions Online do not manage applications for our early years unit).

Early Years Free Childcare Entitlement

We are currently unable to offer the full free 30 hour entitlement to three and four years olds entering our early years class.  We are though, able to offer 15 free hours per week usually on a mornings only timetable. We may have some flexibility in some years and may also be able to 'top up' these hours. Please do ask our office staff for the latest availibility. 

Parents may find useful the booklet; Hertfordshire Early Education and Free Childcare Handbook. 

Reception and In Year Admissions

All Reception aged children start school in September in line with Hertfordshire County Council admissions arrangements. Hertfordshire County Council manages all  applications for Reception and In-Year admission enquiries for our school.  Please contact us for details or visit  (Acceptance into our early years class (nursery) does not guarantee a Reception place).

We are the Church school associated with Great St. Mary's in Sawbridgeworth and children who  reside in the parish of Great St. Mary’s, Sawbridgeworth and  the nearby town of Bishops Stortford usually make up our school roll.  Children residing in neighbouring Essex and within reasonable distance of the school are very welcome to apply. Our policy on admissions follows the admission criteria outlined by Hertfordshire County Council.

The regulations for entry to schools, where the Admissions Authority is the Local  Authority (LA) are published annually. The LA publishes a composite admissions prospectus each year, which gives information about how parents can apply for a place in the school of their choice. Parents have a right to express a preference for the school of their choice and they should do so on the application form. Expressing a preference does not, in itself, guarantee a place at this school.

For updated information on admissions, please visit the official County Council website: phone Hertfordshire County Council customer helpline on 0300 123 4043

Hertfordshire County Council has determined it admission arrangements for 2019/20.
Details of all Hertfordshire County Council’s and Own Admitting Authority schools arrangements are available on the HCC website.

If you have an admission enquiry or would like to view the school, please telephone the school on (01279) 723204 to make an appointment.  

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