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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 2022 will be for those children born between

1st  September 2018 and 31st August 2019.

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 2022

Monday 17th January 2022   Applications window opens to apply for a Nursery place. 
Thursday 10th March 2022          The Nursery application window closes.

Monday 21st March 2022    

Nursery places offered to successful applicants.
Monday 25th April 2022       Deadline for parents to accept Nursery places.

 Nursery Admissions forms and documents

Web icon  On-line Nursery Admission Form 2022 - 2023
 PDF icon  Nursery admissions policy 2022 - 2023 
 PDF icon  How the information on the application form will be used.
 PDF icon  Parent Declaration Form 2022 -2023
 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. We request that visitors wear a face mask and show proof of a negative lateral flow test when they arrive. 

Meetings will take place on:

  • Thursday 20th January 2022 at 09:30 
  • Thursday 3rd February 2022 at 09:30
  • Wednesday 2nd March 2022 at 9.30 

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).

Thorley Hill will have one intake for Reception in September 2022.

Reception online admissions open on 1st November 2021 and can be accessed at


The application 'window' closes on 15th January 2022.

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:

  • Thursday 11th November 2021 at 09:30 
  • Friday 19th November 2021 at 09:30 
  • Wednesday 24th November 2021 at 09:30 
  • Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 09:30 

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