Admissions

Admissions

Children are admitted to the school according to the admission rules set by the Local Education Authority – Hertfordshire County Council. These admission rules are published on the internet at Herts Direct.  Letters are sent out to parents in November by Hertfordshire County Council, informing them of the Application Process.  The vast majority of applications now take place online but paper forms are still accepted.  More information can be found at Admissions.

All of the applications for all schools are looked at and sorted according to first preferences. If there is over-subscription for any of the schools then rules are applied to determine who goes to which school. The rules are explained in the literature that accompanies the application information and are reviewed annually. Do ask if there is anything that you do not understand as our experience with these matters puts us in a good position to help you. There are rights of appeal against decisions that you are not happy with.

All children are now admitted into the school in the September of the new academic year.

There are new parents’ events in the term before your child starts school where you will have the opportunity to meet staff and ask questions.

Please click on this link to download a copy of our Skyswood Primary & Nursery School PROSPECTUS 2019-20

Primary School Applications for Academic Year 2020/21

Tours will take place for prospective reception parents (September 2020). The following dates and times for these tours is as follows:

Thursday 14th November 2019 –  11.00 a.m.

Tuesday 19th November 2019 –  1.30 p.m.

Wednesday 27th November 2019-   10.15 a.m.

Monday 2nd December 2019 – 10.15 a.m.

Places for any of the above tours can be booked by emailing admin@skyswood.herts.sch.uk or by calling the school office (Mrs Foster & Mrs Spitall) on 01727 854164 .

We would like to wish parents every success with their applications for school places in our local area.

Starting at Skyswood Nursery – September 2020

Please find information regarding nursery admissions by clicking on our ‘Early Years’ link and then ‘Nursery’.

Resources for Parents of New Starters – September 2019

The following resources have been provided by the Links AP Academy.

Information Leaflet for Parents from Links

Getting Ready for School Visual Aids – Girls

Getting Ready for School Visual Aids – Boys

Along with the support already in place from school, the information leaflet for parents shares ways to develop skills and promote confidence, before their child starts school, for a happy and successful transition into Reception.

The ‘Getting Ready for School’ visual aids support independence and self-care at home. The squares on the pages can be cut out by parents and stuck on an A3 piece of card, or just stuck to a child’s wall/door with blu tack or similar, in the order that they would like their child to complete them – taking out what does not apply. It would be very useful for parents to start using these through the summer holidays!