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Essendon C of E (VC) Primary School

Caring and Learning Together



We understand that all children are different and we work closely with our families to ensure that every pupil's start to their school life is successful and positive.


Our Nursery caters for pupils who will have their fourth birthday during the academic year.


Many pupils are ready to join the Nursery class in September because they are confident and have already experienced a nursery or other setting. However, for those pupils whose birthday falls between March and July, they may not be ready to join the Nursery class until January and we are happy to accommodate this.


Some pupils may join the Nursery on a part-time basis a little earlier to help with transition and our EYFS team are happy to discuss this with families on an individual basis.


Our school admissions are allocated according to Hertfordshire County Council’s Nursery and Primary Admissions Policy. Please see the link below.

Our Published Admission Number (PAN) is 15. Our policy is not to go over PAN except in exceptional circumstances in relation to the pupil in question and only then where admitting a pupil over PAN will not be to the detriment to the rest of the school.