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St. Michael's C of E (VA) Primary School

Apton Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. CM23 3SN
Tel: 01279 652607   Fax: 01279 654253
Headteacher: Mrs L. Dale

2017/2018 In Year Admissions -

Reception - Year 6
St Michael's is part of the HCC coordinated scheme for In Year Admissions.  This means that all In Year applications must be made via Hertfordshire County Council.  Please click on the link below for more information and to make an online application.

If you wish your application to be ranked under categories 1-6 then you must also fill in a Supplement Information Form which can be downloaded from our website or one can be collected from the School Office.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Secretary if you have any further questions.

Please call the admissions secretary to discuss Nursery applications.

Admissions - 2018/2019 Academic Year

Our school prospectus can be viewed here.

2018/2019 Parent Tours
Parents wanting to apply for a 2018/2019 Nursery or Reception place for their child, please see below a list of dates for our Parent Tours. The tours last about 1 hour and we ask, if possible not to bring children along. If you would like to attend one of the above days, please call the school office (01279 652 607) to book a place.

2018/2019 Reception Tours
(children born between 1/9/2013 - 31/8/2014)
Thursday 2nd November at 9.30am
Tuesday 28th Novomber at 9.30am
Thursday 14th December at 9.30am
Tuesday 9th January, 2018 at 9.30am

2018/2019 Nursery Tours
children born between 1/9/2014 - 31/8/2015)
Thursday 14th December at 9.30am
Tuesday 9th January, 2018 at 9.30am

St. Michael’s Admission Policy
As St. Michael’s is a Voluntary Aided school, the admissions policy is set by the Governing Body.

In the case of over-subscription the Governors will assess all applications according to the policy criteria listed in Admission Policy.  Please have regard to the relevant notes for each process.  The order of receiving applications has no bearing on the categories of admission.

Nursery 2018-2019 application timetable
Children born between 1st September, 2014 - 31st August, 2015

Applications Open
Applications Closed
Allocation Day

The Nursery admissions are no longer been co-ordinated by Hertfordshire County Council. Details about applying for a place are being finalised. If you have any questions regarding this please call the school office and speak to the Admissions Secretary.

Reception 2018-2019 application timetable
Children born between 1st September, 2013 - 31st August, 2014

Applications Open

Applications Closed

Allocation Day

6th November, 2017
15th January, 2018

The Reception application process is undertaken in tandem with HCC to simplify the administration. Parents will need to apply online at  but are also requested to complete the St. Michael’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF) (pink). If a SIF is not completed the Governing Body will apply the school’s admission arrangements using only the information submitted on the HCC application form only, which may result in your application being given a lower priority. 

Parents will receive an offer via the Hertfordshire County Council online system at the end of the process. 

If you have any question regarding applying to St Michael's School you can contact our Admissions Secretary via email -

Application to the Local Authority for a Reception place

Anyone interested in a school reception place for their child needs to complete an on-line application form at Hertfordshire L.A ( or return the paper copy in the booklet to the Local Admissions & Transport Team – East Division, Farnham House (SFAR109), Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 2FQ.

What happens after the closing date?

The Governors schedule for allocation of places will be synchronised to that for all Hertfordshire L.A. schools.  Consequently, the closure date for applications to St. Michael’s will be the same as that announced for all Hertfordshire L.A. schools.  The exact timetable for each year will be set out in the Hertfordshire L.A. booklet sent to all parents by the County Council at the appropriate time.

After the closing date for applications the Governors will meet to consider all applications.  Parents will be notified whether their application has been successful or not, by letter issued by Hertfordshire L.A. on the date agreed.  Parents offered places are asked to respond to the offer within two weeks.

School Admission Appeals Timetable

Appeals resulting from under 11's applications for admission in September 2016 will be heard according to the following timetable:


School Place

Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard between

Reception entry
2018 - 2019





Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, which ever is the later date.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 working days in advance of the hearing.

Additional supporting information

If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence, which was not included with their initial appeal, they should ensure this is received at least 7 clear working days, not counting the day of postage or the hearing, in advance of your appeal.

Only a short document, such as a doctor’s letter not previously available, will be accepted up to 4 clear working days prior to the hearing.  Any additional evidence or information received after this deadline will not be circulated and may not be considered at the hearing