Saffron Green Primary School

  1. Key Information
  2. Admissions


Saffron Green is a County Maintained one form entry Primary School with a Nursery. Currently Hertfordshire County Council is responsible for allocating places from the Reception classes upwards.  Click on the link to find out more about  Hertfordshire Schools Admissions. 

If you are wishing to apply for a place in Reception, Key Stage One or Two, please telephone the school to enquire about availability and contact the local authority to apply.  We highly recommend a visit to our School and we look forward to meeting you and your family.

Nursery Admissions 

We are very lucky to have our own nursery on site at Saffron Green Primary School offering both 15 hours, 30 hours and also wraparound childcare. The Nursery, along with our Reception class, forms part of our Early Years Foundation Stage Unit.

Our aim in the Nursery is to create an engaging, creative and stimulating environment in which our children can take the important first steps on their learning journey at Saffron Green. We aim to provide children with a broad and balanced curriculum that will be delivered through carefully planned teacher-led sessions as well as through play.

The options we offer are:

  • Morning Session - 9am to 12noon Monday to Friday
  • Fulltime (30 hours) - 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday  
  • In addition to the above options for children accessing 15 hour morning sessions only, we offer afternoon sessions for £10 per session and/or lunch club from 12-1pm for £5 per session. Please note that food is not provided and you will need to ensure your child brings a packed lunch or pays for a school meal.


Important Dates


Nursery 2024/2025

Date of Birth: 01/09/2020 - 31/08/2021

Nursery start Date: September 2024 

Reception 2024/2025

Date of Birth: 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2020

Reception start Date: September 2024 

Contact School office on 0208 953 3801



Admissions – contact Hertfordshire County Council 

1st November 23 - Online system opens for you to apply online 

Nov/Dec 23 - Open events at schools

15th January 24 - Deadline to apply for school places 

16th April 2024 - National allocation day



Saffron Green's oversubscription criteria for maintained nursery places.


Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs which names the school will be allocated a place in accordance with section 324 of the Education Act 1996. Schools must also admit children with an EHC (Education, Health and Care) Plan that names the school.


Parents may state their preference as to which nursery class, school or centre they would like their child to attend in the years leading up to the child’s fourth birthday. However, if there are not enough places available, places will be allocated in the following order of priority:


  1. Children looked after and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or a special guardianship order).

  2. A child ‘at risk’ (or the sibling of a child ‘at risk’) who is the subject of an inter-agency child protection plan.

  3. Other applicants where the following criteria are considered to determine priorities:

    • Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to go to the school.

    • Children who have a sibling at the school at the time of application, unless the sibling is in the last year of the normal age-range of the school. Note: the ‘normal age range’ is the designated range for which the school provides.

    • Any other children.


If more children qualify under a particular rule than there are places available, a tiebreak will be used by applying the next rule to those children. If more children qualify under criterion 2 than there are places available, priority will be given to those who live nearest to the nursery as measured in a straight line. Where there is a need for a tie-breaker where two different addresses measure the same distance from a school, in the case of a block of flats for example, the lower door number will be deemed nearest as logically this will be on the ground floor and therefore closer. If there are two identical addresses of separate applicants, the tie break will be random.


Primary Admissions

Saffron Green Primary School has one reception class. The annual Primary Admission process is handled by Herts County Council Admissions Team and this usually starts in November. Click here for more information.


In-Year Admissions

If your child is currently in Reception through to Year 6 at another school and you would like to apply for a place at our school, this is also handled by Herts County Council Admissions Team. You will need to make an "In Year" admission through the team. Click here for more information. 


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