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 2022 (for children whose date of birth is between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018) will open on 1st November 2021 and will close on 15 January 2022.  


We are very pleased to be offering school tours once again and these are scheduled to commence at 4pm after our school day has finished. Spaces on the tours are limited so we ask that only one adult per household attends but we welcome all children who will be starting in Reception in September 2022.


All adults will be required to wear a mask and if possible complete a Lateral Flow Test prior to visiting.


Please call the school on Tel. 01727 519220 to book onto one of these tours.


School tours have been arranged on the following dates:

Thursday 11th November at 4pm

Tuesday 16th November at 4pm

Thursday 25th November at 4pm

Tuesday 30th November at 4pm

Thursday 9th December at 4pm


Please contact the school to book a place.


If you are unable to attend one of our tours we have created a virtual tour with videos and information – please find the link to this below!


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 2018 and 31st August 2019, admissions will open on Monday 1st November. 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). 



Secondary Admissions

The online admissions system is now closed. 


Allocation day is 1st March 2022.


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.

Admissions Statement