If you are interested in sending your child to Sauncey Wood School please contact us on 01582 621514.


More information about Admissions on Hertfordshire County Council Website.



We follow the agreed Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) admission policy which likes all children to start school in September.


Parents are very welcome to view the school by making an appointment with the Headteacher. Please call our office on 01582 621 514.


You can check if the school has any vacancies in your desired year group by clicking this link.


If you would like to apply, you can find more information on the Herts Direct Website.


Applying for a reception place for September 2020


Applications for admissions 2020 into reception start on 4th November 2019. You can access the online application system here. The application deadline is 15 January 2020.


Alternatively you can apply using the paper application form and send it to the Admissions and Transport team.


Tours for prospective parents

We will be hosting 2 meetings for prospective Reception class parents where you will be able to tour the school and meet the Headteacher. This year's dates have now been set for the new parent meetings. 


Tuesday, 22nd October at 9.30 am

Thursday, 24th October at 7.00 pm

We will also be hosting a number of informal tours on the following dates:

Tuesday, 5th November at 9.30 am

Tuesday, 12th November at 1.30 pm

Tuesday, 19th November at 9.30 am

Tuesday, 26th November at 1.30 pm.

Please contact the school office on 01582 621514 to register your attendance.  It is preferred that younger siblings do not attend in order to minimise disruption.



Families joining throughout the school year are warmly welcomed and are invited to visit the school. We do accept children from outside of the school catchment area (Harpenden).


When you accept a Reception place at the school you will be invited to attend a meeting with the Headteacher whilst your child visits their new class. Children starting in September will visit towards the end of the Summer Term.


Starting School


When your child starts in Reception they will attend for mornings and lunch for approximately the first two weeks. The class teacher is always available to discuss how your child is settling in and ways to support at home.


You may want to read our parent handbook for further information.



Sauncey Wood Primary School

Pickford Hill

Harpenden, Hertfordshire


01582 621514