Holtsmere End Infant and Nursery School


Providing there are places available, we admit children into classes throughout the school at any time of year, but applications must be made via Hertfordshire County Council Admissions procedures
Our admission numbers throughout the school is 30 children per year group.  We welcome parents to visit the school and please make an appointment via the school office on 01442 211963. This offers the opportunity to see the school at work, meet the Headteacher and discuss how the school can work with you to provide the best education for your child. 


Arrangements For The Admission Of Pupils With Disabilities

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 defines a disabled person as one who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a persons ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.  Most children with Special Needs will not be disabled within the meaning of the Act. The admission of pupils with disabilities is considered in the first instance in the same way as non-disabled pupils.  Further considerations are made in the light of need and accessibility.  It is the Governors Policy to accommodate pupils with disabilities should parents wish and individual needs are planned for to prevent any pupils being treated less favourably than other pupils.  In practice we ensure that classroom and extra curricular activities encourage the participation of all pupils, including those categorised as having Special Educational Needs.  Staff organise human and physical resources within the school to increase access to learning and participation by all pupils.


Existing facilities provided to assist access to the school by pupils with disabilities:

  • Wheelchair access onto school grounds at the main entrance on Shenley Road and the rear entrance on Arkley Road
  • Wheelchair access into the school at all entrances, and all rooms.
  • Carpeted classrooms to aid hearing impaired pupils’ learning.
  • Exterior lighting to improve evening access.
  • Routes to the main entrance are clearly signed and free from obstructions.
  • 2 disabled parking spaces in the staff car park (Please call the office if you need to use this to drop off and pick up your child) 

 Accessibility Plan 2023/24



Do you have a child who was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020?

Information is being sent direct to parents regarding choosing Reception places. Please contact Children, Schools and Families on 0300 123 4043 if you do not receive this, or visit www.hertsdirect.org/admissions. The on-line application process opens on 1st November 2023 and closes on 15th January 2024.  DO NOT miss this deadline as you may not be allocated your first choice school.

The above dates also apply to parents who are applying for a Junior School place for their child. Year 2 parents must apply for their child's Junior School place by 15th January 2024.


National allocation day is 16th April 2024.

Nursery Admissions 2024/25   

If your child was born between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021 then they will be able to join our Nursery in September 2024. 

We have a 40 place Nursery which runs between 9am and 12 noon each day with the option of extending until 3pm. Each child is eligible for 15 hours free childcare and depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for 30 hours; we are proud to take part in the Government's 30 hours free childcare scheme. 

Choosing a Nursery for your child is a very important decision, to help you we have organised opportunities to visit our school. During a visit you see the interactions between staff and children and how children use the learning spaces.



 Nursery application process

Applications for Nursery 2024/25 opened – 9am Tuesday 30th January 2024

We follow Hertfordshire County Council admission guidelines when we allocate Nursery places.


Applications closed – 9am Monday 11th March 2024


Allocation Day- offers of a Nursery place were made to parents by email – Monday 18th March 2024


Parents/Carers accepted offers by - 9am Monday 25th March 2024

Nursery admissions policy