Parents of children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 (3/4 years old) are able to make an application to our school.  Hertfordshire County Council has a duty to provide access to 15 hours a week of free early years provision for all three and four year olds.  Provision at Thorn Grove is 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, however we can be flexible. For more information please contact the school office. To view our Nursery Admission Policy click here.

·       Monday 15th January 2024         Applications open to apply for a place in our Nursery class - CLICK HERE

·       Friday 8th March 2024               The application system closes

·       Monday 18th March 2024            Thorn Grove will offer places directly to parents by email

·       Monday 22nd April 2024               Deadline for parents to accept places


Admission to our Reception class is organised by Hertfordshire County Council. Full details of the admissions criteria and details on how to apply are available from Hertfordshire County Council at

Virtual Reception School Tour


In-year admissions are applications made for school places after the school year has started.  Details of the admissions process are available from Hertfordshire County Council at

For any further information or to arrange a time to visit our school,  please e-mail Miss Fox at or call the office 01279 653002  option 2