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Broxbourne CE Primary School



Broxbourne CE Primary School exists to serve the needs of the Church of England and other Christian churches as well as the wider community in the Broxbourne area. As a one-form entry Voluntary Aided school the Governing Body, who is responsible for establishing the School’s aims and admitting the children, will admit 30 children to the Nursery (EY1) and Reception (EY2) classes each September.


If there are more than 30 applicants, the Governors will offer places according to the list of criteria, detailed below, that have been agreed in co-operation with the Diocese of St Albans and Hertfordshire County Council. The school operates a Continued Interest list (waiting list) for all age groups in which there are no vacancies. Whenever a place becomes available, it will be offered in accordance with that list and with the published criteria as they apply at the time of the vacancy. (NB Length of time on the Continued Interest List or previous priority on the list will not apply.) All in-year applications will be coordinated by the School Governors and  a Supplementary Information Form is requested. The School contact parents annually to ascertain whether they wish their child’s name to remain on the list.


The criteria refer to the ‘Broxbourne district of the Parish of Broxbourne with Wormley’.  Please find a map below.  The western edge of the boundary is the western edge of Wormley Woods.

Admission to Nursery (EY1) Class

Important Dates:

Nursery Applications for Sep 2024/2025:


•    Open: Thursday, 4th January 2024
•    Close: Monday, 26th February 2024

•    Allocation Week:  Week beginning Monday, 4th March 2024


Applications can be accepted at any point after the allocation date, but will be subject to availability.
Our nursery offers up to 30 hours of high-quality early education between the hours of 9am – 3pm. This is compiled of 15 hours a week mornings only (9am-12pm) free early education for 38 weeks of the year for all 3-4 year olds. Please see application information below.  


To those families who accept a place in our Nursery, we offer a further 15 hours childcare (12pm-3pm), which is free to those parents / carers who meet the criteria.  Parents can check their eligibility on:  Those who are not eligible but wish to pay for extended hours will be able to do so for a fee.


Families taking up the full school day option can purchase a school meal or provide a packed lunch for their child.  Parents / Carers may choose the number of afternoon sessions they wish to take up and there will be the opportunity to alter their child’s sessions on a termly basis.


Breakfast & After School Club

Our Breakfast & After School Clubs are also available to our Nursery class.  Please follow the link below for further information.

Admission to Reception (EY2) Class

Parents may request that the date their child is admitted to the School be deferred until the term in which the child is five. Parents may also request that their child attends part-time until the term in which the child is five.  Where a parent of a summer born child (1st April – 31st August) wishes their child to start school in the term following their fifth birthday, they will normally need to make an in-year application for a Y1 place. Parents should discuss this with the school as soon as possible. If parents wish such child to be educated ‘out of year group’ i.e. in the Reception Year rather than Y1 they should discuss this with the school. Such applications will be considered on a case by case basis. Parents do not have the right of appeal against a decision not to accept this request. Parents may also request that their child attends part-time until the term in which the child is five.


Every effort will be made to accommodate twins and multiple births. Where the last available place is offered to a twin or multiple birth places will also be offered to the other twin or sibling(s) as exceptions to the Infant Class Size rule.