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St Nicholas Primary School offers an excellent educational experience for your child.  We hope you will consider applying for a place.  If you wish to apply here are some steps in the process.

To begin to determine if we are the right place for your child approaching school age, we warmly invite you to visit St. Nicholas to tour the school and meet Mrs. Crouch, our Headteacher.


You are most welcome to attend the Open Day on Tuesday 9th January 9.30 am.


Please contact the school on 01582 623620 or  to book a place. If you are unable to attend on either of these dates then make an alternative appointment.

Step 1 – The Local Authority
An application for a Reception place needs to be submitted online. The deadline for applications for places for September 2018 was Monday 15th January 2018, online. You must accept or decline the place offered by Monday 30 April 2018.

Step 2 – St Nicholas School Process

If you are interested in a place at St Nicholas School, please contact the school for the relevant Clergy Form and Supplementary Information Form (also available below). These forms need to be completed and returned to the School Office as well as your online application to County.


Any applications not received by Monday 15th January 2018 will be considered as late applications.

If you have any problems or queries please do not hesitate to contact the School Office on 01582 623 620, where we will be glad to help. For more information, please read our Admissions Policy.



Admissions  Year






Parish of St. Nicholas



Other churches in Harpenden



Resident of Harpenden

25% (a couple of pupils live more than 1000m from the school)




Admissions 2018 / 2019

Siblings take priority for obvious reasons. The number of siblings varies considerably from year to year. For example we are currently only expecting 4 siblings for entry in 2018/19.

Admissions Consultation 2019/20

The Governing Body of St. Nicholas Primary School is currently determining proposed admission arrangements for September 2019. The period of formal consultation opens on 1 November 2017 and ends on 13 December 2017. After this period the Governing Body will consider any consultation responses and determine their final Admission Arrangements which will then be published on our website by 1st March 2018.


What change are we consulting about?

The School proposes to change the category that refers to children of members of staff from category 6 to category 4. The reason for this change is to aid staff recruitment.


The Governing Body would welcome responses to the proposed policy from local parents, local community members, local schools, relevant bodies and Admission Authorities. If you wish to comment, please send your response in writing for the attention of Mrs Hill either by post (to the school address) or


Comments should be received by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 13 December 2017. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you require further information.