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Arrangements for Admission 

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.

Due to current restrictions we cannot offer tours of our school. Please go to the purple Parent Tab and click the second link in this tab that is titled 'Video tour for New Nursery and Reception'. You can then see the Nursery and Reception classrooms and meet some of our Early Years Teachers. 

During November we will be placing virtual tours on this site so you can see our school. We will also provide information about our school. In the meantime please explore our website to find out more about Galley Hill Primary School. 


Reception 2021/2022

For children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017:


Applications for Reception 2021/22 open - Monday 2 November 2020
Application closing date -  Friday 15 January 2021

Allocation Day -  Friday 16 April 2021

Parents/Carers to accept offer by - Friday 30 April 2021



Please follow this link to place your application


Nursery 2021/2022

For children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018:


Applications for Nursery 2021/22 open - Monday 1 February 2021

Application closing date - Friday 12 March 2021

Allocation Day - Monday 19 April 2021

Parents/Carers to accept offer by - Friday 30 April 2021


The Nursery application process has changed from the school year 2017 & 18. Parents must apply directly to the Nursery that 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. An application can be emailed to or a paper copy can be handed in to the school office.


Nursery Admission Timeline

From 1st February 2021 Parents can apply to Galley Hill School for a place in our Nursery for the academic year September 2021 to July 2022.

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.

12th March 2021 Nursery application closes for academic year September 2021 to July 2022.

From 13th  March 2021 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.

19th April 2021 Galley Hill School will make offers to parents for a place in the Nursery for academic year September 2021 to July 2022.

30th April 2021 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.



In Year Admissions


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

You will need to contact The Admissions Team on 03001234043 and make an online application. Please remember to inform your child's current school that you are applying for another school.


Secondary School Transfer


Applications for Year 7 Secondary Schools open - Tuesday 1 September 2020
Application closing date -  Saturday 31 October 2020

Allocation Day -  Monday 1 March 2021

Parents/Carers to accept offer by - Monday 15 March 2021


Please apply online at

Please contact the school directly or look on their website regarding their open evening events.



Their Virtual Open Evening will be available on their website, Open Morning visits will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings only between w/c 21st September and concluding on 22 October 2020. 

Please contact them to book a place - or call 01442 406020



They will be holding a Virtual Open Evening, creating a series of videos and resources which they hope will show you why they are so proud of their school and of their students’ achievements.    

Their Open Evening resources will be launched on 1st October, with further resources being available over the following weeks. Please complete the Open Evening Registration Form to register your interest in hearing about these.


Astley Cooper

Their Virtual Open Evening which will go live from 5.30pm on Thursday 1 October 2020. Unfortunately, they are unable to host our normal Open Evening this year, so they hope you can join us for this online event in which you will still be able to meet our staff and students plus explore many of the engaging activities taking place in a range of subject areas around the school. 

They are also offering Year 6 parents the opportunity to meet face-to-face with Mr Gaynor and members of the Senior Leadership Team. These meetings will take place after school in 30 minute slots between 4pm and 6pm in the week beginning Monday 5 October. They will be limited to six visitors, due to current guidelines and are for parents only.

Please phone 01442 394141 to book a place. Please contact if you wish to ask a question.


Hemel School

Their Open Day is on the 3rd October is by appointment only and is fully booked. Please do not just turn up on the day as unfortunately they will not be able to accommodate you. They will have a virtual tour on their website next week (week commencing 5 October) and you can download their prospectus which is online on their admissions page.


John F Kennedy

They will be holding a live webinar open evening on Tuesday 6 October at 6.30pm. Please register on their school website, if you wish to attend -



Virtual tour dates still to be confirmed.



The normal October open evening will not be running this year but they will be running multiple small group visits to the school over a 3 week period in October.  There will be a short tour and a head teacher talk.

The sessions will run at 8.45am and 2.15pm daily, with some sessions at 5pm.

They can accommodate 10 students per slot, year 6 only, with one parent/carer per student. (They will run events later in the year for Year 5s) 

They will also be uploading information and videos for prospective students onto their website.

Please click the button below to access the booking system.




Please see the attached information leaflet for further details regarding the application process.

Moving On Secondary Transfer Info Leaflet 2021

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