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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 and Nursery admissions whilst Herts County Council co-ordinates our Reception 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 2020 (for children whose date of birth is between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016) is open from 4th November for online applications.  Applications close on 15 January 2020. 

After the closing date:

The application process for September 2020 (for children whose date of birth is between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016) closed on 15th January 2016. If you wish to make a late application please call Hertfordshire County Council on 0300 123 4043. Allocation day is 16th April 2020. Responses should be made by the 30th April 2020.


Nursery Admissions


For children whose date of birth is between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 the important dates for applications for them to start in September 2020 are outlined 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 2020.


Tours of our Nursery and EYFS unit have been arranged on the following dates:-

  • Tuesday 21st January 9.30 am
  • Thursday 23rd January 9.30 am
  • Tuesday 28th January 9.30 am

Please phone the school office to book a place. These tours are only of our Nursery and EYFS unit and should last approximately half an hour.


Secondary Admissions

The online admissions system opened on Monday 2nd September 2019.  The closing date for admissions to secondary school for September 2020 is Thursday 31st October 2019. Allocation day is 2nd March 2020.


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 519220 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 the 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 2020/21

Determined Admissions Criteria 2019/20

Determined Admission Arrangements 2021-2022

Starting at Mandeville

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