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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.


General information on all application processes is available on


As an Academy we manage all of our own in-year admissions whilst Herts County Council co-ordinates our Reception and Nursery admissions.


Reception Admissions


To view our fantastic video of Mandeville School and our Early Years classes go to the bottom of this page.


The application process for September 2018 (for children whose date of birth is between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014) is open from 6 November for online applications.  Applications close on 15 January 2018. Allocation day is 16th April 2018.  Responses should be made by 30th April 2018.


We have Reception Tours on the following days:


Thursday 9 November 14:00

Tuesday 14 November 10:00

Wednesday 22 November 10:00  FULL

Monday 27 November 14:00  FULL

Friday 8 December 14:00

Thursday 14 December 10:30


Please ring the school office to book a place - numbers are limited to allow parents to get the most out of the tour.


Nursery Admissions


For children whose date of birth is from 1st September 2014 to 31st August 2015.


Please find the Nursery Application 2018/2019 form below.




Our Nursery hours are 8.50 am to 12.00 pm Monday to Friday.  We only offer non-flexible places for five days a week; 3 hours per day, we do not offer part time places. We have one intake of 30 places to start in September 2018.


We have Nursery Tours on following days:


Wednesday 24th January 9:30-10:30

Tuesday 30th January 9:30-10:30

Wednesday 7th February 9:30-10:30




Secondary Admissions

The online admissions system opened on Friday 1st September 2017.  The closing date for admissions to secondary school for September 2018 is Tuesday 31st October 2016. Allocation day is 1st March 2018.


In-Year Admissions

As an academy we co-ordinate all of our own in-year admissions. If you would like to apply for a place at Mandeville School please contact the school on 01727 774098 or complete the form below to request an application form. Details of which years currently have places can be found on the front page of our website. If we do not currently have a place please contact the school and we can advise you on th status of our current waiting lists. Places for years in which we are over-subscribed are allocated in line with the HCC Admission rules - our Determined Admissions Criteria Document can be found below..

Nursery Application Form 2018/2019

Mandeville's Determined Admissions Criteria 2018/19

Starting at Mandeville

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