Hatherley Infant School & Nursery

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Applying for a School place

Entry into Reception Class September 2021

Applications for Reception places are dealt with by Gloucestershire County Council and places for September 2021 will be offered in April 2021. If your child is due to start school in September 2021 you should receive paperwork in the post from the Council by mid November. If you have not received a pack by December, you should contact the school admissions team on 01452 425407 or email school.admissions@gloucestershire.gov.uk

The closing date for applications to Gloucestershire County Council will be Friday 15th January 2021 and further details can be found on the Gloucestershire Council website.  The allocation day for Reception 2021 is Friday 16th April 2021.  We have one intake each year, at the start of the Autumn Term.  Reception children are normally admitted to school in the September following their 4th birthday.  The Published Admission Number (PAN) is a maximum of 30 children in each class; we have a maximum intake of 60 children for the Reception year group.  Infant Class Size Legislation states that there should be no more than 30 children in any infant class.

The Application Process:

  • Parents complete the Gloucestershire County Council preference forms in the Autumn before their child is due to start school (these can be completed online by following this link)
  • Parents submit this form to Gloucestershire County Council (these can be completed and submitted electronically)
  • Places are allocated by Gloucestershire County Council the following April
  • If choices haven't been met, parents may request reconsideration and appeal.  Both of these processes are dealt with by Gloucestershire County Council.    

Our open morning for prospective parents is on: to be confirmed

Please contact the school office if you would like to attend this session.

Admissions (Entry into Reception during the academic year or entry into Year 1 and Year 2)

Parents of children moving into the area, are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school.  An In-Year Application Form then needs to be completed and returned to school with proof of residency.  If there is space in the year group, arrangements are made to admit the child.  If no place is available, parents are informed by letter, and informed about the appeals process.  Children refused a place due to over-subscription are automatically placed on the waiting list.

Please click below to download an In Year Admission Application Form or to apply online 


For full details of Admissions in Gloucestershire please visit the County Council website.


Useful websites

Family Information Service.