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.


Nursery Admissions


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). 


For children whose date of birth is between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021, admissions will

open on Tuesday 31st October 2023 and close on Friday 23rd February 2024. 


Please come and collect a form from the office or email us at for a digital copy or you can download one below. 




Reception Admissions


The application process for September 2024 (for children whose date of birth is between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020) will open on 1st November 2023 and will close on 15 January 2024.


"New to Reception" tours


We warmly invite you to come and see what a normal day is like at Mandeville by booking on to one of our "new to Reception" tours.


The Head Teacher, Mrs Longhurst and Deputy Head Teacher, Mrs Williams will take you on a tour of our Early Years provision followed by a look around the rest of the school so you can get a good feel of our happy, hard-working school.

Tours take approximately an hour, but there is always the option to just have a look at Early Years (which will take around 20 minutes to half an hour).
We encourage you to bring your children with you because it's so important that you can see your child in our environment and it makes the tours more fun for us!

We ask that you carry very young children though, as pushchairs, prams and buggies can be hard to manoeuvre around classrooms.  


Place on each tour are limited to 10 adults. 


Please call the office to book your place on 01727 519220 or email us at  


See below for dates of planned tours for this term:

Tour 1:  17/10/23 at 11am

Tour 2:  19/10/23 at 2pm

Tour 3:  02/11/23 at 11am

Tour 4:  07/11/23 at 2pm

Tour 5:  14/11/23 at 11am

Tour 6:  23/11/23 at 2pm

Tour 7:  28/11/23 at 11am

Tour 8: 04/12/23 at 2pm

Tour 9:  07/12/23 at 2pm

Tour 10: 09/01/24 at 2pm

Tour 11: 11/01/24 at 11am


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.


Secondary Admissions


The online application system for admissions in September 2024 is now open. 

If your child is in Year 6 you will need to apply for their secondary school place by Tuesday 31st October.


Further information about moving to secondary school can be found at

Nursery Application Form

Admissions Policy & Determined Admissions arrangements 2023-24