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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

Admissions - 2017/2018 Academic Year

Our school prospectus can be viewed here.

2017/2018 Parent Tours
Parents wanting to apply for a 2017/2018 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.

2017/2018 Reception Tours
Thursday 3rd November at 9.30am - FULL
Tuesday 22nd November at 9.30am - FULL
Tuesday 10th January, 2017 at 9.30am - FULL

2017/2018 Nursery Tours
Tuesday 24th January, 2017 at 9.30am
Friday 10th February, 2017 at 9.30am

Thursday 9th March, 2017 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.

The Separate Nursery and Reception Applications
There are two separate application processes for entry into the Nursery class and entry into the Reception class. 

  1. The Nursery application process is organised by individual schools and parents need to apply direct to the school on the school’s own nursery Supplementary Information Form (blue). However, to assist schools in the allocation of places Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) requests parents to apply on line at . The closing date for 2017/2018 is 17th March, 2017.  On a given date parents can log back in to the online system to access and accept any offers made.

  2. 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. 

Reception 2017-2018 application timetable
Children born between 1st September, 2012 - 31st August, 2013

Applications Open

Applications Closed

Allocation Day

7th November 2016
15th January 2017
18th April 2017

Nursery 2017-2018 application timetable
Children born between 1st September, 2013 - 31st August, 2014

Applications Open
Applications Closed
Allocation Day
6th February, 2017
17th March 2017
25th April, 2017

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
2017 -2018

18th April, 2017

4pm on
19th May, 2017

19th June -
21st July, 2017


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