Starting at Mandeville

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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


The application process for September 2021 (for children whose date of birth is between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017) will open on 2nd November 2020 and will close on 15 January 2021.  


Unfortunately due to the current Covid restrictions we are no longer able to offer school tours. However, we have created a virtual tour with videos and information to replace the tours – please find the link to this below! At the end of the presentation you will find a link to three zoom Q&A sessions that are taking place. You are welcome to join any one of these and there is no need to let us know beforehand.


Click here to view our presentation of Mandeville School and our Early Years classes:




Nursery Admissions

For children whose date of birth is between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018, admissions are now closed, but you can still be added to our waiting list. Please come and collect a form from the office or email us at for a digital copy. 


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. Our Nursery is also just for children the year before they start compulsory education (e.g. the academic year in which they turn 4). 


If your child's date of birth is between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, you will be able to apply for a place in our September 2022 Nursery Class from November 2021. 


Secondary Admissions

The online admissions system is now closed. 


Allocation day is 1st March 2021.


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 in-year application form below. Please return the completed application form via email to We will respond to your application within 2 working days during term time with the outcome of your application. We aim to inform you in writing within 10 working days about the outcome of your application and no longer than 15 days..  Emails are monitored during the school holidays and we will respond to you within 14 days with the outcome of your application.

We welcome all applications and if we do not currently have a place 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.

A hard copy of all the information and documentation is available on request from the school office. 

We will inform the local authority of all in-year applications within 2 days of the outcome.

Determined Admission Arrangements 2021-2022

Admissions Statement