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Starting School at Merry Hill

We know that starting School is a very big step – for parents and children alike!

Please use the links on the left to find out more about Admissions to Nursery or Reception during the normal transfer time.

In Year Admissions

For admission to school outside the regular Admissions process – “In Year Admission” – information and links to the online application form can be found at:

Where there are spaces in a year group, the Headteacher will be pleased to meet with prospective parents and show you round the school – please contact the school office for an appointment.

Where the roll is full, an application may still be made to Hertfordshire County Council, which will place your child’s name on the Continuing Interest list for the relevant year group.  In the event of a place becoming available, the general oversubscription rules detailed on our Reception Admissions page will apply.  It should be noted that if your child is already on the school’s continuing interest list, he/she will be removed from the list on the last day of the summer term and a new In Year application must be made to HCC if you wish to be continue to be considered for a place

Fair Access Protocol

The Fair Access Protocol is designed to ensure children who are considered hard to place and/or vulnerable are secured a school place and that no school is asked to take an excessive or unreasonable number of children who have been excluded from other schools.  Hard to place pupils will be given priority for admission above others who may be on the school’s continuing interest list.   Schools may not cite oversubscription as a reason not to admit a hard to place child if they are asked to admit a pupil under the Fair Access Protocol.