At Maple Cross our Early Years runs a Nursery and Reception class.   Children join our nursery class the year they are three, starting at the beginning of the school academic year in September, mornings only. When children reach the Reception class they stay for the full day.  At the end of the Reception class year the whole class move to Year 1, the first year of Key Stage 1 (KS1).

We are a Hertfordshire Maintained Primary School and our admissions rules and arrangements are set by Hertfordshire County Council, details of these can be found on the Hertfordshire Website,

Nursery Admissions 2017-2018

If you have a child born between September 2013-August 2014 and you would like them to go to nursery school you will need to make an application on-line at   Nursery applications open Tuesday 6th February with a closing date of Friday 17th March 2017.

We welcome visits from parents interested in a place at Maple Cross School.  Please telephone the school office on 01923 773189 to arrange a visit with our Headteacher, Mr Duncan Roberts.  We will give you a tour of the whole school and you will be able to see our Nursery class in action.  Maple Cross School is a happy, friendly school having close links with the community. Please come and see for yourself.

Key Dates

Nursery Admissions – Children born 01/09/2013-31/08/2014

Information for Parents
A leaflet regarding applying online for a nursery school/class place will be sent during the week commencing 30 January 2017.

Monday 6th February 2017 – Online nursery application system opens

Friday 17th March 2017 – Online nursery system closes

Tuesday 25th 2017 – Nursery offer places to parents via the online system

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 – Deadline for parents to accept places



Reception Applications 2017-2018

Children born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013 must apply for a place in Reception class to commence 1st September 2017.  Do not assume if your child is in a nursery class they will automatically move to Reception class, an application must be made through the Hertfordshire County Council admissions process at

Key Dates

Primary Admissions – Children born 01/09/2012-31/08/2013

Monday 7th November 2016 – Online admissions system opens

Sunday 15th January 2017 – Closing date for applications

Tuesday 18th April 2017 – School offers made

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 – Deadline for parents to accept places



Children born between 1st September 2005 and 31st August 2006 will move to secondary education in September 2017.

Secondary Transfer -School Admission Tests
Information for Parents of Children in Year 5

The SW Herts Admissions Consortium comprises seven local secondary schools (listed below) which operate admission tests for a proportion of their intake:

Parmiter’s, Queens’, Rickmansworth, Bushey Meads, St Clement Danes, Watford Grammar School for Boys and Watford Grammar School for Girls.

Please click here for further information.


Secondary Transfer Applications 2017-2018

Key Dates

Secondary Admissions – Children born – 01/09/2005-31/08/2006

September/October – Secondary and upper schools hold their open events, see: for school details and application process.

Monday 31st October 2016 – Closing date for applications

Wednesday 1st March 2017 – School places are offered

Wednesday 15th March 2017 – Deadline of Parents to accept places