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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

Mandeville Primary School admits pupils to both Nursery and Reception. These two classes are called the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’.


There are six year groups following the Foundation Stage, with each accommodating a single class with the exception of the current Year 6, as Mandeville took an additional cohort in September 2014. School policy is that no more than 30 pupils will be admitted to a single class, however we are dependent on the local authority to manage our admissions.


Each class has a full-time teacher and a learning support assistant is allocated according to the needs of the class. We believe that this system provides the best opportunities for learning for each child.


Reception Admissions 2021

Mandeville Primary School will have one intake for Reception in September 2021.

Reception online admissions opens on 2nd November 2020 and can be accessed at

Applying for a school place

The application 'window' closes on 15th January 2021. You will be notified of the school you have been allocated on 16th April.


This year, due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department for Education (DfE) guidance advises limiting the number of visitors to schools and recommends avoiding any large gatherings wherever possible. 


Schools have been asked to consider alternatives to face-to-face open events, such as virtual meetings, online videos, etc. Ultimately, minimising contact and mixing between people reduces risk of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and we, as a school, are committed to playing our part.


However, we are delighted that you have shown an interest in your child joining Mandeville and we would like to invite you to attend one of our virtual meetings with the Headteacher, which will take place via Microsoft Teams. At this meeting, you will find out about our provision and be able to ask any questions that you may have.


Please ring the school to book your slot and find out how to join one of the sessions. The meeting will take place at 9:30am on:

  • Monday 9th November
  • Wednesday 18th November
  • Friday 27th November
  • Tuesday 8th December


Please watch our virtual tour below!

Mandeville Primary School


Further information on admissions can be found on the Hertfordshire County Council website.


Nursery Admissions 2021

Mandeville Primary School will have one intake for Nursery in September 2021 and is for those children born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018. Applications are made directly to the school which opens Monday 18th January 2021 and closes Friday 12th March 2021. Places are offered by email on Friday 19th March 2021 and the deadline for parents to accept is Monday 12th April 2021. Mandeville's Admissions Policy is available below. 


You can submit your application at the link below 

Nursery Application Form