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 2023 (for children whose date of birth is between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019) will open on 1st November 2022 and will close on 15 January 2023.



Nursery Admissions

For children whose date of birth is between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, admissions will open on Monday 1st November and close on 24th February 2023.  Please come and collect a form from the office or email us at for a digital copy or you can download one below. 


We are now offering the following Nursery School Tour dates for September 2023 admissions which will be held by the Headteacher Mrs Longhurst or Deputy Headteacher Mrs Williams:

All tours will commence at 10am and will need to be booked via our school office by phone or please send an email to 

Wednesday 22nd February - Mrs Longhurst

 Please call our office on 01727 519220 to book a place.


Our Nursery hours are 8.40 am to 11.50 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). 




Secondary Admissions

The online application system for admissions in September 2023 is now closed.  Further information about moving to secondary school can be found at


Allocation day is 1st March 2023.


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.

Nursery Application Form

Admissions Policy & Determined Admissions arrangements 2023-24