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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 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.  


School tours with the Head Teacher and Early Years leader have been arranged on the following dates. These dates have been chosen to comply with our Covid 19 school risk assessment and current government guidelines:


Sunday 15th November 2020 at 10am, 11am, 12 pm and 1.30pm


Sunday 22nd November 2020 at 10am, 11am, 12 pm and 1.30pm


Sunday 29th November 2020 at 10am, 11am, 12 pm and 1.30pm


Sunday 10th January 2021 at 10am, 11am, 12 pm and 1.30pm


To ensure that as many parents as possible are able to undertake a school tour we ask you to comply with the following guidelines

  • One parent per family to visit. As numbers are limited we regret that we are unable to accommodate both parents. We also ask that all visiting adult’s wear a face mask throughout the tour.
  • Sadly, we are unable to accommodate children on our tours this year.
  • Tours will be limited to 6 parents only so places must be pre-booked following the procedure below.


Please follow the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page and complete the form to request a tour. Please request your preferred dates and times and also include your mobile phone number.


We will then email you confirmation of your place along with a copy of our school visitor risk assessment. Please read, complete and return the visitor declaration prior to your visit.



Nursery Admissions

For children whose date of birth is between 1st September 2017 and 31st August the admissions process is yet to open.


Details of the applications process for September 2021 will appear here when it is available


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 26 places to start in September 2020.


Secondary Admissions

The online admissions system is now open.  The closing date for admissions to secondary school for September 2021 is Saturday 31st October 2020.


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 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..

Determined Admissions Consultation 2022-23 


In order to follow the admission rules of Hertfordshire County Council who administer our Reception allocations we are consulting on changing our Determined Admission arrangements for 2022-23.


The basis of this change is to update our rule 4 Nearest school to match that of HCC and to update the wording referring to Multiple Births.


Details of the changes can be found on the document below. If you have any comments you wish to add to this consultation please contact  the school via Contact Us at the bottom of this page or email the school at


The consultation period will close on 31st December 2020. 

Proposed determined admission arrangements 2022-23

Determined Admission Arrangements 2021-2022

Starting at Mandeville

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