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Arrangements for admission 

If you are considering applying for a place for your child at Galley Hill school and would like to visit the school to look round the premises, please contact the school office, and we will arrange an appointment for you..

Parents of children coming up to school age will receive a booklet from Herts. County Council, which contains information as to how to apply for a primary school place. Applications can also be made on line by following this link. All responsibility for admission to our school lies with the education authority, so our Headteacher will not be able to give you a firm offer of a place.


Reception 2019/2020

For children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015:


Applications for Reception 2019/20 open -  November 2018
Applications close -  January 2019

Allocation Day -  April 2019


Reception Parent tours - Dates to be arranged in September for  November, December 2018 and  January 2019


Please follow this link to place your application


Nursery 2019/2020

For children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016:


Applications for Nursery 2019/20 open - 4 February 2019

Applications close - 15 March 2019

Allocation Day - 29 April 2019

Parents/Carers to accept offer by- 8 May 2019


Nursery Parent tours - Will be arranged for February and March 2019. Dates will be posted in September 2018


The Nursery application process has changed from the school year 2017 & 18. Parents must apply to the Nursery they would like their child to attend.

At Galley Hill School children can start our Nursery class in the September after their third birthday.

Admission arrangements

Galley Hill Nursery has two Nursery classes.

Morning Nursery 8.30am until 11.30 am. Afternoon Nursery 12.30pm until 3.30pm.

We offer places for children in receipt of 30 hour funding.

The hours are for term time only. The schools term dates are published on our website.


30 hour funding (6 hours a day)

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 570 hours of free early education a year, which is equal to 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. From September 2017 some 3 and 4 year olds may be entitled to an additional 570 hours of childcare per year, which is equal to 30 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. The 30 hour free childcare entitlement is available to working families who meet the eligibility criteria. Parents can check eligibility at

Contact details for all registered providers in Hertfordshire can be found at

Galley Hill Primary School Nursery offers pupils in receipt of 30 hour funding a place from 8.30am to 2.30pm.

Parents can collect their child at 2.30pm. Parents who would like extended hours can pay for their child to stay in the Nursery until 3.30pm at the cost of £4 per hour. This fee must be paid in advance to the school. Galley Hill School can offer two pick up times for 30 hour children 2.30pm or 3.30pm. The 3.30pm pick up time will be at an additional cost of £4.

Children staying for the 30 hour funding will need to bring their own packed lunch.

Parents can apply for a 30 hour place at Galley Hill School Nursery from February using the Early Years application form on the schools website.

The 30 hour funding can be split between two providers as long as both agree to the split. Please contact the school if this is your preference.


15 hour place (3 hours a day)

Parents can apply for a 15 hour place from February. Session places will be offered by date of birth. The youngest children (born March to August) will be offered a place in the morning session, the oldest children (born September to February) to offered a place in the afternoon session. When applying, parents can state their preference for a morning or afternoon session. The school will record this preference and offer the preference if spaces are available after the application deadline closes.

Galley Hill Nursery offers extended lunch club hours for 15 hour pupils. Parents can pay the school in advance if their child would like to attend the 11.30-12.30 lunch club at the cost of £4 an hour.

Parents to use the application form on our website to apply for a place from February 2018. An application can be emailed to or a paper copy can be handed in to the school office.


Nursery Admission Timeline

4th February 2018 Parents can apply to Galley Hill School for a place in our Nursery for the academic year September 2019 to July 2020.

Parents to use application form on Galley Hill website to apply for a place. An application can be emailed to or a paper copy can be handed in to the school office.

15th March 2019 Nursery application closes for academic year September 2019 to July 2020.

From 16th  March 2019 Parents for late applications can apply to Galley Hill School using the application form and will be placed on the Nursery waiting list if no places are available.

29th April 2019 Galley Hill School will make offers to parents for a place in the Nursery for academic year September 2019 to July 2020.

8th May 2019 is the Deadline for parents to accept or reject offers the school has made to them for a Nursery place. If the parents do not respond to the offer made by this date the school may withdraw the offer.


Nursery Admission Rules


Please click here for a link to information regarding application for Nursery places at Galley Hill School for 2017- 2018 and 2018-2019.


In Year admissions


If you wish to transfer your child to Galley Hill during the school year please follow this link for further information.


Secondary school transfer


For more information please click here.

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