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Arrangements for Admission for a Reception place

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 reception 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. 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. There is also information under the three stars at the top of this page.  In the meantime please explore our website to find out more about Galley Hill Primary School. 


Reception 2023/2024

For children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019:


Applications for Reception 2022/23 open - Tuesday 1 November 2022
Application closing date -  Sunday 15 January 2023

Allocation Day -  Monday 17 April 2023

Parents/Carers to accept offer by - Monday 1 May 2023



RECEPTION TOURS (maximum of 20) - Tuesday 15 November at 9.15am

Wednesday 7 December at 1.30pm 

Wednesday 10 January 2022 at 9.15am


We ask that a maximum of two adults attend from each family.

Babies that are carried in a sling or baby carrier can be brought on the tours. For Health & Safety reasons, pushchairs are not permitted inside the school building.


Please call 01442406000 to book and state how many will be attending.



Reception Application Form -



New Reception pupils Admissions Questionnaire for parents/carers to complete



Nursery 2023/2024

For children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020:


Applications for Nursery 2022/23 open - Wednesday 1 February 2023

Application closing date - Friday 24th March 2023

Allocation Day- offers of a school place are made to parents by email - Friday 21st April 2023

Parents/Carers to accept offer by - Friday 28th April 2023


NURSERY TOURS (maximum of 20) - Friday 3 February 2023 at 9.15am

Tuesday 28 February 2023 at 1.30pm

Friday 17 March 2023 at 9.15am


Babies that are carried in a sling or baby carrier can be brought on the tours.  We cannot permit pushchairs or buggies into school for Health and safety reasons. 

Please call 01442406000 to book and state how many will be attending.


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.

Please do contact us if your parent preference is for 30 hour funding but do not want to take up the full six hours a day. Your child could attend 5 mornings a week and we can be flexible with the afternoon sessions they attend. The pick up times would continue to be 11.30am, 12.30pm or 2.30pm. 


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 February parents can apply to Galley Hill School for a place in our Nursery for the next academic year.

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.

March- Nursery application closes for the next academic year.

March - 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.

April- Galley Hill School will make offers to parents for a place in the Nursery for the next academic year.

April - 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


Secondary Transition Days

Adeyfield Academy - Thursday 13 July 2023

Astley Cooper - Thursday 13 July 

Ashlyns - Thursday 8 June, Thursday 6 July (Monday 10 July - Info Evening, Wednesday 12 July - Uniform Sale after school)

Hemel - Thursday 13 July

JFK - Thursday 6 July 

Laureate Academy - Thursday 13 July

Longdean - Wednesday 21 June, Thursday 13 July




Applications for Year 7 Secondary Schools open - Thursday 1 September 2022
Application closing date -  Monday 31 October 2022

Allocation Day -  Wednesday 1 March 2023

Parents/Carers to accept offer by - Wednesday 15 March 2023


Please apply online at

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



Open Evening will be held on Thursday 29 September 2022 in small groups between 3.00 and 7.00pm. The Principal's talk will be held throughout the evening.

Open Mornings visits will run from 20 September and to 13 October 2022 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings only. 

To book a place, visit their website or for any queries contact or call 01442 406020.



Open Evening will be held on Thursday 6 October 2022 between 5.30 and 8.30pm, the Head teacher's talk will be at 5.45, 6.30 and 7.15pm, these will be ticketed sessions. 

Please see their website for confirmation of further details -


Astley Cooper (The)

Open Evening will be held on Thursday 6 October 2022 from 6.45 to 9.00pm. The Headteacher's talk will be on the school's website.

Open Mornings will be on Tuesday 11 and Friday 14 October from 11.35 to 12.35pm

Please phone 01442 394141 to book a place. .


Hemel School (The)

Open Day is on Saturday 1 October 2022 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. The Headteacher talks will be held at 10.15am, 11am and 12.15pm.

Open Mornings will be held on Monday 3, Tuesday 4, Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October.

Please email or call 01442390100 to book a tour.


John F Kennedy

Open Evening online Webinar - The JFK Offer will be on Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 6.00pm. You will need to register for this online event via the link on their website.

School Tours will be held on Tuesday 4 October between 6.00 and 9.00pm. Please book via their website. 

Open Morning will be on on Wednesday 12 October at 10.00am, please register on the website.


Kings Langley

Open Evening will be held on Thursday 6 October 2022 from 6.30 - 8.30pm. The Headteacher's talk will be available online.

Open Morning will be Tuesday 11 at 11.15am, Thursday 13 at 11.15am and Tuesday 18 October 2022  at 11.15am

Please book a place on their website


Laureate Academy

Open Mornings are on Tuesday 20 September from 8:40 to 10.15am and Wednesday 21 September 2022 from 8.40 to 10.15am

Open Evening is held on Thursday 22 September from 5.00 - 7.15pm



Open Evening will be on Monday 3 October 2022 from 6.00 to 9.00pm. The Headteacher's talks will be at 6.10pm, 6.50pm and 7.30pm.

Open Mornings will be on Wednesday 5 October to Friday 7 October from 8.40am to 10.15am


Townsend C of E (VA)

Open Evening will be held on Wednesday 21 September 2022 from 6.15 to 8.30pm. The Headteacher's talks are at 6.15 and 7.15pm.

Open Days will be by appointment only from Tuesday 27 September to Monday 10 October 2022. Please call 01727 853047 to book or see their website



For information on other schools, please see their own website or at



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