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Please find the admissions arrangements for Northgate further down the page.
The video above gives a flavour of our Early Years to prospective parents.  We hope you enjoy it.
The published admission number (PAN) is 60 for year groups Reception - Year 6 respectively. 

Current Nursery Admissions 2023-24
Please contact the School Office for further information 

Nursery Admissions September 2024
Northgate will have one intake for Nursery in September 2024 for children born between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021.


08:35-11:35am (15 hours per week)


12:20-15:20pm (15 hours per week)

2½ days

Option a) Monday/Tuesday 08:35 to 15:20pm and Wednesday morning 08:35 to 11:35am (161/hours), with the option to add the Wednesday afternoon session at extra cost, or

Option b) Thursday/Friday 08:35 to 15:20pm and Wednesday afternoon 12:20 to 15:20pm (161/hours)

30 hours funded        

08:35-15:20pm (Monday-Thursday) and 08:35-11:35am (Friday)

15 hours funded by the government.  Any additional hours are chargeable at £5.50 per hour unless eligible for  a 30-hour code. 
Please note:  Full day sessions have been extended to allow for a lunch break.  This will mean your child will be in school for 16.5 hours per week, rather than the usual 15 hours.  Due to the pressures on staffing and costs, we are regrettably unable to cover this cost internally.  Whilst you will continue to receive the Early Years Funding of 15 hours, in order to cover the additional 1.5 hours per week, we will need to request a payment of £7.50 per child per week, payable in advance half termly.  However, if you have a 30 hours code and are not utilising all the other 15 hours in another setting we can claim the additional 1.5 hours on your behalf.
Nursery application timeline
Northgate will use the following timeline for processing 2024/25 applications.

Monday 15th January 2024

 Applications open to apply for a place in our Nursery

Northgate Nursery Application Form 2024 

Friday 8th March 2024

The application system for Northgate Primary School closes

Deadline for submitting supporting evidence (eg EHCP or Child Looked After)

Monday 11th March 2024

Late applications open

Monday 18th March 2024

Northgate Primary School will offer places direct to parents by email. 

(Email will be from admissions@northgate.herts.sch.uk.

If you have not received an email, please check your junk folder.)

Monday 22nd April 2024 

Deadline for parents to accept place in writing.

Please note: You will need to apply for a Reception place the following year even if your child is admitted to our Nursery class.
Please see our Nursery Admissions Policy attached below for more information.
Please be aware that late applications will not be processed until after the deadline for parents to accept allocations on Monday 22nd April 2024.
Should you require information or advice regarding applications to Nursery at Northgate, please contact the school directly on 01279 652376 or email admissions@northgate.herts.sch.uk (putting 'ENTRY Nursery 2024' in the subject line).

Reception Admissions September 2024
Northgate will have one intake for Reception in September 2024 for children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.

Hertfordshire County Council’s Education Department deals with applications for Reception admissions in Northgate Primary School. Providing that you live within Hertfordshire and have registered with a Hertfordshire GP, you should automatically receive information about the admission process. Please apply on-line at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk.  The school office can help with this if necessary.

If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, please apply for a Reception place online Applications can be made from 1st November 2023 until 15th January 2024. Places will be offered on 16th April 2024 and must be accepted by 1st May 2024.
Should you require information or advice regarding applications to Reception at Northgate, please contact Mrs Rebekah Braniff on 01279 652376 or email: admissions@northgate.herts.sch.uk (putting ‘ENTRY Northgate 2024’ in the subject line).

In-Year Admissions

The school has opted into Hertfordshire County Council’s In-year coordination service. Parents/carers can make an online In-Year application via the Hertfordshire County Council’s website  www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions or contact the Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 for a paper application form. Parents/carers should return the application form direct to the County Council. 

The County Council will write to you with the outcome of your application and if you have been unsuccessful will include registration details to enable you to log in and appeal online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/schoolappeals

Secondary School Transfers
During the autumn term of year 6, parents and their children are able to visit local secondary schools and then make an application for a place at the school of their preference. Every parent must complete the application online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk and for most schools a SIF (Secondary Transfer Form) must be completed and returned to the school you are applying to.  The SIF forms are available via the secondary school's website.

Full details about the procedure are published by Hertfordshire County Council and the deadline for applications is 31st October.