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If you decide you would like to apply for a place at our school, you will need to apply through the Admissions department of the Local Education Authority. We do not handle our own admissions or have any influence over who is, or is not, offered a place from Reception to Year 6.  Parents moving to the area are advised to phone the school to discuss admission procedures.

Admissions procedure

The school and Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) operates two separate admission systems for Nursery and Reception. This means that the offer of a place in Nursery does not guarantee a place in school.


Children are accepted into Nursery in the September before their fourth birthday. 

Applications for nursery are made directly with the school online via the Hertsdirect website:

If the Nursery is oversubscribed the school will use the HCC criteria when making decisions.

In the case of a parent requesting a place under Rule c (children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to go to the school) a panel of at least three governors from the Curriculum, Staff and Pupils committee will convene to determine whether the evidence provided is sufficiently compelling to meet the requirements for this rule. The evidence must relate specifically to Westfield Primary School and Nursery and must clearly demonstrate why it is the only school that can meet the child’s needs.


Children are accepted into school in the September of the school year they are 5. For more information regarding applying for a place at Westfield Primary School please visit the Hertsdirect website.

In Year Applications

An application to move between schools straight away (or within a few weeks) is known as an In Year application. This is when a child wishes to transfer to another school outside of the usual transfer time, for example because of a change of address.  For more information and to make an In Year Application please refer to the Hertfordshire County Council website using this link In Year Applications website.