As Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School is a Community School, the local authority, Hertfordshire County Council (HCC), is the admission authority and is responsible for setting the admission arrangements and allocating places in accordance with the published admission rules.
Children are currently admitted to the school at the beginning of the September term prior to their fifth birthday. Since 2010/11, our standard admission number is 90 children. HCC allocates infant places using their admissions criteria.
There is a separate Nursery Admissions policy, which is currently being updated and will be added to website once completed.
The School runs open sessions during the application periods so that prospective parents can look around the school and the Nursery.
Arrangements will be made for new children entering the School or Nursery to visit with their parents/guardians.
How parents can apply for their child to be admitted to our Infant School
Our school is a community school and the Admissions Authority for our school is HCC, which publishes its entry regulations every year. Parents can receive a copy of these regulations directly from the LEA or access them on their website.
For 2017/18 the criteria are:
Rule 1 - Children in public care (children looked after).
Rule 2 - Medical or social needs: Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to go to that specific school.
Rule 3 (does not apply to Infant School applications) - Linked school: In the case of junior schools, children who attend the linked infant school at the time of their application.
Rule 4 - Sibling: Children who have a sibling on the roll of the school or linked school at the time of application. This applies to reception through to year 5 in infant, junior and primary schools.
Rule 5 - Children for whom it is their nearest community or voluntary- controlled school. For Infant class entry if more children qualify under Rule 5 than there are places available, priority will be given first to twins/multiple births and then to those who live nearest to the school. For all other years (not subject to KS1 legislation) it will be those nearest to the school.
Rule 6 - Children who live nearest to the school. If your child does not qualify under rule 5, they will qualify under rule 6.
For rules 5 and 6 the distance from home to school is measured in a straight line.
Cassiobury Infant Tour Dates for Reception Classes
2018 Reception Intake Tours
Tours for the 2018 entry into Reception will take place from November 2017. Dates will be made available in October 2017.
Cassiobury Infant Tour Dates for Nursery Class 2018
2018 Nursery Intake Tours
Please make sure that your children are registered at a local Doctor's Surgery. Herts County Council will send out information regarding Nursery Admissions for September 2018 in January 2018.
Nursery Tours at Cassiobury Infant & Nursery School will take place in the Spring Term of 2018. The dates will be available in December 2017.