High Street, Kimpton, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 8RB

01438 832394

Kimpton Primary School

Achieving today; ready for tomorrow.

Although the 2023/24 admissions process has now closed, we are still able to offer Reception places for September 2024. 
Please contact the school for more information or to arrange a visit.

Reception Admissions

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

Apply online


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.


For Nursery admissions, click here.

For In Year admissions, click here.

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