When children start school
Your child can start in Reception class in the September following their 4th birthday and will be provided with full-time education at our school.
Legally, a child doesn't have to start school until the start of the term following their 5th birthday and you can find information about compulsory school age and deferral on the Herts County Council Admissions pages if this is something you would like to explore.
The admissions process
School admissions are coordinated by local authorities to ensure that children across the country are offered a single school place on the same day.
Parents of children coming up to school age will receive a booklet from Hertfordshire County Council, which contains information on how to apply for a primary school place.
All the information you need is given on the Herts County Council Admissions pages
Application is made online - click on the logo above to start or review your application.
If you need any help with applying online please call 01438 737 500 and they will be happy to help you.
Children attending Kimpton School's Nursery class
Attendance at a school’s nursery class does not guarantee a place in the Reception class of a school.
You need to apply for a Reception place, even if your child has a place in our nursery class.
Key dates for Reception Admissions
|01 November 2023||
Online applications system opens
|08 and 22 November 2023||
Open mornings at Kimpton Primary School
|15 January 2024||
Deadline to apply for a school place
|01 February 2024||
Last date to provide evidence of a new address if you move house
|01 March 2024||
Applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the week commencing 17 June 2024
|16 April 2024||
National Allocation Day
|01 May 2024||Last date for accepting your school place|