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If you would like to send your child to Richard Whittington, or would like to know more about our  school, please contact the school office on 01279 657778 to arrange a visit and to discuss how to apply.

Admissions Procedures

Pupils are admitted to Reception in accordance with the policy of Hertfordshire County Council.

Applications must be completed by 15th January 2022.


Nursery applications

Nursery pupils can start the term after they become 3 years old.

The school now deals with Nursery applications internally.  Applications can be made by clicking the nursery admissions link below.


Applications for Nursery places in September 2022 

Nursery applications open -  Monday 17th January 2022 

Nursery applications close - Thursday 10th March 2022

To make a late application, please contact the school office via email at


Nursery pupils can attend full time (35/30 hours per week) or part time (15 hours per week). Additional hours are charged at £5 per hour.


If you wish to apply for a place during the school year, or transfer from another nursery, please contact the school office.


Nursery Open Morning Dates 2022

Wednesday 12th January 2022 (9:15am - 10:15am)

Wednesday 19th January 2022 (9:15am - 10:15am)

Wednesday 26th January 2022 (9:15am - 10:15am)

Tuesday 22nd February 2022 (6:00pm - Virtual Zoom Session)

Wednesday 23rd February 2022 (9:15am - 10:15am)

Please phone or email the school office to book onto one of the open mornings.

Reception applications

Reception pupils start in the September of the academic year in which they become 5 years old (the academic year runs from 1 September to 31 August).

Herts County Council will send parents a booklet about how to apply and the application process in early November.  Applications close on Saturday 15th January 2022.


Reception pupils attend full time from 1st September.


In Year applications

If you wish to apply for a place during the school year, or transfer from another school, please contact Hertfordshire County Council at to make an application.


Reception Open Morning Dates 2021

Tuesday 9th November 2021 (9:15am - 10:30am) 

Tuesday 16th November 2021 (9:15am - 10:30am)

Thursday 25th November 2021 (9:15am - 10:30am)

Tuesday 30th November 2021 (9:15am - 10:30am)

Please phone or email the school office to book an appointment. 


After Allocation Day

During the summer term, following pupil allocations, you will receive a set of admission papers from the school for completion. You will also receive an invitation for your child to spend some time with their new class during July.  Home visits are arranged for Nursery and Reception pupils.


Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you have any further queries.