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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.

Nursery Admissions for Year 2023-24

Maintained schools in Hertfordshire are responsible for the admissions of children to Nursery. Westfield works with other Berkhamsted Schools to ensure the process is the same in each school and that parents receive consistent information that will enable them to make informed decisions about their preferred Nursery school.

The timetable for Nursery applications for children born between 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020 is as follows:

20 February 2023 – Nursery applications open.

24 March 2023 – Nursery applications close for on time applications. Applications can be accepted at any point after this date, however they will be dealt with after on time applications.

21 April 2023 – Nursery places are offered to families by email.

28 April 2023 – Deadline for accepting Nursery places

From 28 April 2023 onwards we will continue to accept applications and allocate Nursery places to children, based on availability.

If you would like to apply for a place at our Nursery, please read our Nursery Admissions Policy and complete the online Nursery Form below.

Nursery Application Form 2023-2024: Link will open on 20 February 2023

Nursery Admissions for Year 2022-23

For the academic year September 2022-July 2023, please complete the application form below.  We welcome applications throughout the year and please contact the school office on 01442 862729 to discuss the arrangements for your child starting with us.

Nursery Admission 2022-2023 – Late Applications


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.