Joining Our School

We hope that you feel St John’s Church of England Primary School would be the right choice for your family. We want to welcome you to St John’s and show you the school we have created and what we can offer your child or children.

If you’d like to find out what our current parents think about being part of the St John’s family, you can watch a short video here.

Starting School in September 2018

You can view our admissions policy for 2018/19 HERE. All applications to the school should be made through Hertfordshire County Council’s coordinated admissions scheme.

National Allocations Day for all Primary schools is Monday 16th April 2018. The County Council will tell you the outcome of your application.

If you are offered a place at St John’s, we will contact you and invite you to our next steps meeting on the evening of Tuesday 24th April. We will talk to you about transition events and be able to answer any questions that you may have. You have until the 30th April 2018 to accept the place.

If you have not been offered a place at St John’s, but would like to find out about the continuing interest/waiting list process, we will have a next steps session for you too. This will also be on the evening of 24th April 2018. If you have already applied to our school you will automatically receive an invitation after allocations day. If you did not originally rank St John’s on your online application, please email the School Office via and we will send you an invitation. You will be able to change your preferences to include St John’s for the first round of continuing interest.

For those of you who are offered a place, we look forward to inviting your children to the transition events.


Admissions 2019/20

We will be undertaking school tours for anyone wanting to find out more about our school before making an application for a place in Reception in September 2019. These will start in October 2018. An initial date has been confirmed, and more dates will be added closer to the time.

Please click here to book your place. We encourage everyone to book at the earliest opportunity.

For admissions in September 2019, we will have 60 available spaces in Reception. Should the school receive over 60 applications, the oversubscription criteria will be applied. The available spaces will be split 50:50 between Children of the Christian Faith and Community places, allocated without reference to faith. Only those wishing to be considered under the Children of the Christian Faith category are required to complete the SIF in addition to the online application. The SIF for 19/20 can be downloaded from this webpage, or a paper copy can be requested from the school office in person, by telephoning 01923 255017 or by emailing It is also available from the County Council website. The SIF needs to be returned directly to school before the deadline for ontime applications.

Summer Born Children

If you are the parent of a summer born child (born between 1st April and 31st August) who would like to discuss the options available to you, please contact Mrs Moore, Admissions Lead, on 01923 255017 or via

In Year Admissions 17/18

Current vacancies by Year Group

Reception: YES

Year One: NO

If you would like to be considered for these places, please contact the School Office on 01923 255017 or via to confirm if places are still available and obtain an in year application form. If the vacancies have been filled, you can still make an in year application to join our waiting list. St John’s operates its own waiting list, therefore you should apply direct to our school. Should a place become available, we will allocate it to the first child on our waiting list. Places are allocated according to our oversubscription criteria as contained in our Admissions Policy for 2017/18.