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St. Augustine's School - Admission information

St. Augustine’s is a Catholic school serving the Catholic community of Hoddesdon and surrounding villages. We welcome applications from all faiths as well as none, which ensures we remain a dynamic and vibrant community.

Our school is a Voluntary-Aided School, which means the Governors have responsibility for admissions to the school. In order to apply for a place in our Reception class, you will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) in addition to the standard application form from Hertfordshire County Council.  You can download the Supplementary Information form below, and once completed, should be returned to the School Office by the closing date of application in the academic year prior to the child starting Reception.

Due to current restrictions, we will be conducting virtual meetings, please use the sign up to book a place on the meeting you wish to attend.

Please contact the School Office on 01922 463549 for any other information regarding admission to our school.

In the meantime, please take a look at our videos and Frequently Asked Questions information.

Reception Class Admissions 2021-2022

We welcome applications to our School Reception class starting September 2021. This process is for children who were born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017.

The application process opens on 2nd November 2020.  Please complete our supplementary information form and return to the school office by 15th January 2021.

Applications open: 2nd November 2020

Closing date: 15th January 2021

Allocation day: 16th April 2021

You must also apply online at Hertfordshire Admissions www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions 

Nursery Admissions 2021-2022

We welcome applications to our Nursery starting September 2021. This process is for children who were born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018.

Applications open: 18th January 2021

Closing date: 26th February 2021

Allocation Day: TBC

Acceptance deadline: TBC

To apply for our Nursery please complete a Nursery Application form. 

Please contact the School office should you have any queries 01992 463549.

Nursery Admission Arrangements

The school has one intake which is the September following a child’s third birthday. There are two Nursery sessions each day - morning and afternoon, plus our Extended Offer, with a maximum of 30 children in each session.

Allocation of a Nursery place is strictly subject to the applicant’s guarantee that the first 15 hours of Free Childcare Funding will be directed to this school. This guarantee should be made on the Parent Declaration Form.

Core Offer- 15 Hours Provision

All pupils are entitled to our core offer of 15 hours provision and will be given either five morning or five afternoon sessions per week. Parents can state a preference but the decision whether to offer a morning or afternoon session lies with the school and is made after careful consideration of all factors.

Session times are as follows:

Morning: 08.30-11.30 (15 hours per week)

Afternoon: 12.30-15.30 (15 hours per week)

Extended Offer- 30 Hours Provision

In addition, if you are eligible for the Government 30 hours free childcare we will be offering this, subject to availability. Places will be limited and allocated according to our admissions criteria. Please note that the 6 daily hours cannot be split.

If you are not eligible for the Government 30 hours free childcare, but would like to pay to extend your core offer of 15 hours to 30 hours per week, there will be a charge of £90 for the school week. Places are subject to availability and will be allocated according to our admissions criteria. Any paid places must be paid in advance in full and are non-refundable. Please note that the 6 daily hours cannot be split.

Session Times for the ‘Extended Offer’

08.30-14.30 (30 hours per week)

Parents will need to provide a daily packed lunch for their child.

Extended Offer Plus - All Day Provision

Parents who want to extend their 30 hours provision to all day will have to pay an additional charge of a further £30 for the school week. Places are subject to availability and will be allocated according to our admissions criteria. Any paid places must be paid in advance in full and are non-refundable.

Session Times for the ‘Extended Offer Plus’

08.30-15.30 (35 hours) Parents will need to provide a daily packed lunch for their child.

Fees

Please note that all fees are payable in advance termly. Refunds will not be provided.

In Year Admission

You will need to apply online via Hertforshire County Council - www.hertsdirect.org and directly to our school, completing and returning the school application form to the School Office (a copy is available to download below).

Admissions Policy 2022/23

Please note: St Augustine's School’s Admission Policy for the school year 2022/23 has now been ratified by the Governors and will be published shortly.

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