Potten EndChurch of England Primary School

Rooted in faith, we nurture, grow and flourish

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.


For information regarding the school's admission and appeal arrangements, please click here.

Reception applications open:     1 November 2021


Reception tours:     

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


Reception Tour dates are:   

15 October 2021 at 9.30am - 10.30am

5 November 2021 at 10.30am - 11.30am

3 December 2021 at 9.30am - 10.30am

7 January 2022 at 9.30am - 10.30am


Reception application deadline:      15 January 2022


Reception allocation day:       19 April 2022 


Accepting places deadline:    3 May 2022


June/July 2022
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 2022
Staggered start sessions into the Reception Class