Potten EndChurch of England Primary School

Growing, Laughing, Learning, Succeeding together through faith

Reception Applications

You need to apply for a Reception place even if your child has a place in the school’s Nursery. Reception applications must be made through Hertfordshire County Council website at who administer the process. Parents/carers will receive communication from the County Council informing them to begin to look for a school place. Please note that securing a place in Nursery does not, in any way, guarantee or give a better chance of getting a place in Reception. There is one intake into Reception each year although there is a short staggered start at the beginning of the Autumn term to allow children to settle.

Reception applications open:     2 November 2020


Reception tours:     

Please email the school office or telephone 01442 865022 to book a tour.  We look forward to meeting you.


Reception application deadline:      15 January 2021


Reception allocation day:       16 April 2021 


Accepting places deadline:    30 April 2021


June/July 2021
Parents will be requested to:

  • attend a Reception induction meeting (date to be arranged)
  • complete admission forms
  • bring children to ‘stay and play’ sessions (dates to be arranged)


September 2021
Staggered start sessions into the Reception Class