Children are admitted to both Nursery and Reception in accordance with the policy of Hertfordshire County Council,  Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact the school office for further information on 01279 652376.
All Reception aged children will join the school from September.  Children start school in stages, aiming for all children to be settled in full time by autumn half term.
As an 'Academy' school, Hertfordshire County Council's Education Department deals with applications for Reception admissions.  Providing that you live within Hertfordshire and have registered with a local doctor, you should automatically receive information about the admissions process.  HCC prefer on-line applications and the school office can help with this if necessary.
Telephone 0300 123 4043 or go to if your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015.  Applications can be made from 5th November 2018 until 15th January 2019. Places will be offered on 16th April 2019.
We have one intake for Nursery; all children start in September.
The nursery admission intake is no longer co-ordinated by HCC but an on-line system has been developed which each school will use to make the local co-ordination as simple as possible.  Please note that parents will still need to apply for a Reception place even if their child is admitted to our Nursery class.  Entry into our Nursery class does not guarantee you entry into our Reception class.
Nursery intake September 2019 - Online Applications open on 4th February 2019

Northgate Primary School offer either morning or afternoon sessions in our Nursery, however we now have an onsite facility (Little Ladybirds) which can provide the additional hours to accommodate the 30 hour provision as implemented by the Government for 2017.  You can access the additional 15 hours or full wrap around care from 7.30am to 6.30pm through Little Ladybirds.  Little Ladybirds will also run an onsite pre-school.  Please click on the following link to access the information on their website

If your child was born between 1st Septermber 2015 and 31st August 2016, an online application form will be available on the school website from 4th February 2019. Applications can be made from 4th February 2019 until 15th March 2019. Places will be offered on 1st April 2019 and must be accepted by 1st May 2019.