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Reception Admissions 2024/2025


Parent Tours - Reception 2024 Admissions


Please find details of our Parent Tours for Reception 2024 Reception Admissions.  Places are limited    and booked on a first come basis.  We would be grateful if you could book for no more than 2 adults and if possible please make alternative childcare arrangements for your children. 


To book please contact the school office on 01442 391324 or e-mail


  Tuesday 7th November 2023 - 10:00am - NOW FULL

  Thursday 16th November 2023 - 10:00am - CANCELLED

  Monday 20th November 2023 - 10:00am - NOW FULL

  Wednesday 22nd November 2023 - 10:00am - NOW FULL

  Tuesday 28th November 2023 - 10:00am - NOW FULL

  Thursday 30th November 2023 - 10:00am - NOW FULL





Admissions Timetable for Reception Class Places-September 2024


1st November 2024 - Online system opens for you to apply


15th January 2024 - Deadline to apply for a school place

1st March 2024 - Applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the week commencing 17th June 2024

16th April 2024 - National Allocation Day - You will receive an email with the details of the school you have been allocated. 

17th - 21st June 2024 - Second (and final) continuing interest list


Further information and important dates can be found at

Hertfordshire County Council Reception 2024 Admissions

Welcome to Gade Valley

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Reception Class Places - September 2024


Your child can start in Reception class in the September following their 4th birthday. All infant, first and primary schools in Hertfordshire provide full time education for those offered a place in Reception class.


Parents of children coming up to school age will receive a booklet from Herts County Council, which contains information on how to apply for a primary school place. Applications can also be made on line at  All responsibility for admission to our school lies with the education authority, so our Headteacher will not be able to give you a firm offer of a place.