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Thorley Hill Primary School


There are three different types of admission to our school -

Nursery Admissions

Thorley Hill has one intake into its Nursery class, which is the September following a child’s third birthday. 

Entry into the Nursery class in September 2024 will be for those children born between

1st  September 2020 and 31st August 2021.

Thorley Hill Primary School and Nursery offers 15 hours Free Early Education from 8.40am – 11.40am daily.  We work in partnership with Sunflowers Pre-School, who provide Pre-School Nursery in the afternoon from 11:40am - 3.00pm. The entire provision is based in the same, purpose built building on site so that the children have a seamless transition from one provider to the next.

Allocation of a Nursery place at the school is strictly subject to the applicant’s guarantee that the first 15 hours of Free Childcare Funding will be directed to the school.  The remaining 15 hours may be used as required with Sunflowers Pre-School. 

Please note - Sunflowers Pre-School is operated independently of the school and parents will need to apply separately for a place with their provision.
Please visit their website for more information: Web icon Sunflowers Pre-School

 Nursery Admissions Timeline for September 2024

 15 January 2024  Applications window opens to apply for a Nursery place. 
 08 March 2024          The Nursery application window closes.

 18 March 2024    

Nursery places offered to successful applicants.
 22 April 2024     Deadline for parents to accept Nursery places.

 Nursery Admissions forms and documents

Web icon  On-line Nursery Admission Form 2024 - 2025
 PDF icon  Nursery admissions policy 2024 - 2025
 PDF icon  How the information on the application form will be used.
 PDF icon  Parent Declaration Form 2024 - 2025
 PDF icon  Parent Declaration Form Guidance

Visiting our school

 If you would like to visit our Early Years setting, please ring 01279 654496 to book a slot on one of the dates below.  Meetings are for parents/carers only, no children to attend please. 

Meetings will take place on:

  • Wednesday 17th January 2024 9.30am
  • Wednesday 7th February 2024 9.30am
  • Wednesday 6th March 2024 9.30am

Please see our video link for a virtual view of our school.

Reception Admissions

Pupils start in Reception in the September following their fourth birthday (for pupils who turn 5 during the academic year). Date of birth is therefore between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020.

Thorley Hill will have one intake for Reception in September 2024.

Reception online admissions open on 1st November 2023 and can be accessed at


The application 'window' closes on 15 January 2024

Visiting our school

If you would like to visit our school, please ring to book a slot on one of the dates below.  Meetings are for parents/carers only, no children to attend please.

Meetings will take place on:

  • Wednesday 08 November 2023
  • Wednesday 15 November 2023
  • Wednesday 22 November 2023
  • Thursday 30 November 2023
  • Thursday 07 December 2023
  • Wednesday 10 January 2024

Please also see the video link on our home page that will give you a 'virtual flavour' of our school.  

In Year Admissions

For pupils wishing to come to Thorley Hill during the academic year.

In-Year applications are made directly through Hertfordshire County Council and can be found at