The Russell School

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Admissions

The Russell School is a one-form entry nursery and primary school, for children aged 4-11. The standard admission number is 30 per year group. The nursery is part-time only from 09:00 –12:00 Monday to Friday.

If you wish to send your child to The Russell School, you are advised to contact the school office (01923 284 272) to make an appointment to look around the school. This offers the opportunity to see the school at work, meet the staff and discuss how the school can work with you to provide the best education for your child.

Hertfordshire’s Admissions Department administers the admissions process for entry from Reception to Year 6 and Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) admissions information can be gained by telephoning the team on 0300 123 4043 or by visiting the link below:

http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/admissions/


A step by step guide to applying for a school place within Hertfordshire can be found at:

http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/admissions/links/stepbystep/

Please note that we are still accepting applications for our nursery for the current school year 2016/2017. If your child’s date of birth is between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013 and you would like your child to join our nursery, please contact the school office.

Nursery Class Admissions

The Russell School nursery is a part-time, mornings only nursery that runs from 09:00 -12:00 Monday to Friday. Children are admitted into our nursery once a year, in September. The application process for nursery places at The Russell School for admission in September 2016 opened on Tuesday 9 February 2016. This process is for children born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013.

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th March 2017 and places will be offered on Tuesday 25th April 2017.

To view key dates, or to view a step by step guide to applying, please visit:

http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/css/parents/feechildcare/threeyearolds/nursadmis/

Once applications open, you will also be able to apply online by clicking the same link.
If your child is offered a place in our nursery we will contact you shortly after you have received your allocation letter to arrange visits for you and your child.

Please note that admission into our nursery class does not guarantee a place in our reception class. A separate application procedure managed by Hertfordshire County Council needs to be completed for admission into our reception class.

Reception Class Admissions
All children join the reception class in September. If your child is offered a place in our school, we will contact you shortly after you have received your allocation letter to arrange visits for you and your child.

The Education Department produces an information pack which informs parents how to apply for a Reception place and this is distributed through the Health Trusts via your child being registered with a local doctor. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available, places are allocated according to Hertfordshire’s admissions criteria. This is managed solely by the Hertfordshire Admissions Team.

The application process for reception places at primary school for admission in September 2017 opened on Monday 7th November 2016. This process is for children currently in nursery (for all children born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013).

The closing date for applications was Sunday 15 January 2017 and school places will be offered on Tuesday 18th April 2017.

To view key dates, or to view a step by step guide to applying, please visit:

http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/admissions/links/keydates/

Once applications open, you will also be able to apply online by clicking the same link.

In Year Admissions

Providing there are places available, we admit children into other classes throughout the school at any time of the year, however applications are managed by the Hertfordshire County Council Admissions team.

To be redirected to the Hertfordshire County Council In Year Application page, please visit:  

http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/admissions/inyear/


Unsuccessful applicants are able to appeal for a place through the County’s independent appeals procedure:  

http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn/admissions/

Oversubscription Criteria

Nursery:  http://www.hertsdirect.org/docs/pdf/admissions/nursery1718.pdf

Primary:  http://www.hertsdirect.org/docs/pdf/admissions/prim1718.pdf