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.
For children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020:
Applications for Reception 2024/25 open - Wednesday 1 November 2023
Application closing date - Monday 15 January 2024
Allocation Day - Tuesday 16 April 2024
Parents/Carers to accept offer by - 1 May 2024
The Head Teacher will be giving a Talk and Tour to welcome perspective parents:
RECEPTION TOURS (maximum of 20) - Monday 16 October 2023 at 2pm
Wednesday 8 November 2023 at 9.30am, Thursday 30 November 2023 at 2.00pm
Tuesday 9 January 2024 at 2.00pm
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 - https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/primary-junior-and-middle-schools/primary-junior-and-middle-school-places.aspx
For children born between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021:
Applications for Nursery 2022/23 open - 1st January 2024
Application closing date - 1st March 2024
Allocation Day- offers of a school place are made to parents by email - 15th March 2024
Parents/Carers to accept offer by - 22nd March 2024
NURSERY TOURS (maximum of 20) - Tuesday 9 January 2024 at 2.00pm
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.
Galley Hill Nursery has two Nursery classes.
Morning Nursery 8.30am until 11.30 am. Afternoon Nursery 12.15pm until 3.15pm.
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 www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Contact details for all registered providers in Hertfordshire can be found at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/parents
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 3.15pm at the cost of £4. 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 3.15pm. The 3.15pm 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, 12.15pm or 2.30pm.
15 hour place (3 hours a day)
Parents can apply for a 15 hour place from February. 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. If too many parents request a session, 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.
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 11.30-12.15pm lunch club at the cost of £4.
Parents to use the application form on our website to apply for a place from January. An application can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or a paper copy can be handed in to the school office.
Nursery Admission Timeline
From January 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 email@example.com or a paper copy can be handed in to the school office.
1st March- Nursery application closes for the next academic year.
2nd 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.
15th March - Galley Hill School will make offers to parents for a place in the Nursery for the next academic year.
22nd March 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.
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 Transition Days
Adeyfield Academy - 28 September 2023
Astley Cooper - 12 October 2023
Ashlyns - 5 October 2023
JFK - 3 October 2023
Laureate Academy - 28 September
Longdean - 2 October 2023
Townsend - 20 September 2023
Applications for Year 7 Secondary Schools open - Friday 1 September 2023
Application closing date - Tuesday 31 October 2023
Allocation Day - Friday 1 March 2024
Parents/Carers to accept offer by - Friday 15 March 2024
Please apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions
Please contact the school directly or look on their website regarding their open evening events.
Open Evening will be held on 28 September 2023 from 4.00 - 7.00pm. The Principal's talk will be held throughout the evening.
To book a place, visit their website https://www.adeyfieldschool.org/ or for any queries contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01442 406020.
Open Evening will be held on 5 October 2023 from 5.30 - 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 - https://www.ashlyns.herts.sch.uk/
Astley Cooper (The)
Open Evening will be held on 12 October 2023 from 5.00 - 7.30pm. The Headteacher's talk will be at 5.30 and 7.00pm.
Open Mornings will be on 17 and 20 October at 11.30am.
Please phone 01442 394141 to book a place. .
Hemel School (The)
Open Day is on 7 October 2023 from 9.30am - 12.15pm. The Headteacher talks will be held at 9.45, 10.45am and 11.45pm.
Please email email@example.com or call 01442390100 to book a tour.
John F Kennedy
Open Evening will be on 3 October 2023 from 6.00 - 9.00pm. School tours need to be booked online event via the website.
Open Morning will be on on 11 October, please register on the website.
Open Evening will be held on 5 October 2023 from 6.30 - 8.30pm. The Headteacher's talk will be available online.
Open Morning will be on 10, 12, 17 and 19 October.
Please book a place on their website www.kls.herts.sch.uk.
Open Evening is held on 28 September 2023 from 5 - 7pm.
Open Mornings are on 26 & 27 September from 9.00 to 10.30am.
Open Evening will be on 2 October 2023 from 6.00 - 9.00pm.The Headteacher's talks will be at 6.10pm, 6.50pm and 7.30pm.
Open Mornings will be on 4 October.
Townsend C of E (VA)
Open Evening will be held on 20 September 2023 from 6.00 - 8.30pm.
School tours will be by appointment only. Please call 01727 853047 to book or see their website www.townsend.herts.sch.uk
For information on other schools, please see their own website or at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/schooldirectory