The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind

RECEPTION and nursery ADMISSIONS - September 2021

Reception Virtual Tours for Admission 2021

For our Reception and Nursery virtual tours for children applying to join the school in September 2021 please click here: Tour 20_21

If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017; your child is due to start primary school in September 2021.

Hertfordshire County Council admissions information can be found at or by telephoning the team on 0300 123 4043.

The admissions department administers the admissions process for entry from Reception to Year 6.

You must submit your online application before the closing date on 15 January 2021 via

Nursery Admissions

Nursery Applications for September 2021 open on 1 February 2021

Children can take up a free 15-hour place in September after their third birthday. They can't be admitted before the school year in which they reach the age of four.

The Russell School Nursery is a part time mornings only Nursery that runs from 9:00 -12:00 Monday to Friday. We also run a lunch club where the children can stay until 1.00pm. The cost per session to attend our lunch club is £5.50.

Please note, we do not currently offer the 30 hours free childcare.

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 they can start in the nursery class in September 2021.

Our Nursery virtual tours for children applying to join the school in September 2021 can be found here: Tour 20_21

How to apply

Applications open on 1 February 2021. You will need to apply directly to the school by the closing date of 5 March 2021.

Offers made via email: 15 March 2021

Deadline to accept: 26 March 2021

You can either download

Your application must go directly to the school.

Please read our nursery admissions policy for further details