Reception Admissions

When children start school

Your child can start in Reception class in the September following their 4th birthday and will be provided with full-time education at our school. 

Legally, a child doesn't have to start school until the start of the term following their 5th birthday and you can find information about compulsory school age and deferral on the Herts County Council Admissions pages if this is something you would like to explore.

The admissions process

School admissions are coordinated by local authorities to ensure that children across the country are offered a single school place on the same day.

Parents of children coming up to school age will receive a booklet from Hertfordshire County Council, which contains information on how to apply for a primary school place.

All the information you need is given on the herts County Council Admissions pages

Apply online

Applications are made online  - click on the logo above to start or review your application.

If you need any help with applying online please call 01438 314148 and they will be happy to help you.

Children attending The Leys School's Nursery class

Attendance at a school’s nursery class does not guarantee a place in the Reception class of a school.

You need to apply for a Reception place, even if your child has a place in our nursery class.

For Nursery admissions, Click here

For In Year admissions, Click here

Key dates for Reception Admissions

4th November 2024
Online applications system opens

November 2024
Open mornings at The Leys Nursery & Primary School

January 2025
Deadline to apply for a school place

1st February 2025
Last date to provide evidence of a new address if you move house

1st March 2025
Applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the week commencing 17 June 2025

16th April 2025
National Allocation Day

1st May 2025
Last date for accepting your school place

The Leys Primary & Nursery School

Ripon Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4QZ.
01438 314148

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Headteacher:  Mrs D Khangura
Chair of Governors:  Mrs Marina Stone