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I am just so happy I picked Beech Hyde for my child. I knew as soon as I visited that it was the place for them.

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We would love you to become a part of the Beech Hyde family, and invite you to watch the video below to get a glimpse of our community. Please do contact us on 01582 832661 or at admin@beechhyde.herts.sch.uk, if you would like to look round the school and meet the headteacher. 

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Years 1 -6

We often have places available in Years 1-6. Hertfordshire County Council is responsible for the allocation of places in Years 1-6. Please apply for a place on their website at Primary, junior and middle school places | Hertfordshire County Council. Prospective parents are encouraged to visit the school. Please telephone in advance to make an appointment, and we will be delighted to show you around and answer any questions.

RECEPTION

Our Reception offer is outstanding, taught by Assistant Head and EYFS Lead Julie Field, every day is an adventure. Our reception classroom is inviting and stimulating, with the curriculum focusing on child initiated learning. Hertfordshire County Council is responsible for the allocation of places in the Reception class. Please apply for a place on their website at Primary, junior and middle school places | Hertfordshire County Council. The appropriate information and forms are sent directly to parents who are registered with local doctors. Prospective parents are encouraged to visit the school. Please telephone in advance to make an appointment, and we will be delighted to show you around and answer any questions.

We offer wrap around care (7.30am - 6pm) in partnership with WASPS, who operate a breakfast and after school provision on site. Please see their offer here.

NURSERY

Our morning Nursery school provides the 15 hours universal provision that runs from 08.30am - 11.30am. Our Nursery is bright, spacious, well resourced and full of fun and adventure. We focus on child centred learning and play. 

Due to our partnership with the Early Bird Pre-School, located next to our Nursery building, children can attend this provision from 11.30am onwards to enable parents to access a longer day for their child/ 30 hours free childcare. They handle transfer between the adjacent sites and can offer a wrap around care option. Please see their offer here.

Why chose a Nursery School place?

Our Nursery curriculum feeds into the main school curriculum which means that children entering reception having been to our nursery are more confident with the transition. Our nursery is staffed by a fully qualified primary/nursery teacher and Early Years Practitioners, and therefore the quality of education is outstanding. Consequently, we find that children joining Reception classes from our nursery, often make better progress than those who have not. Our Nursery children are made to feel a full part of the school, going over to the main building for PE, assemblies and to join in other events. 

Allocations for Nursery are made directly to Beech Hyde Primary School and Nursery. Please find below our nursery Admissions Arrangements and an application form.

Applications Open: Monday 9th January 2023 Please download the application form from the website or ask at the school office for a paper copy. These can be submitted by email to admin@beechhyde.herts.sch.uk, or by hand to the school office.

Nursery Open Mornings 2023Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th January 2023 - 9.15am - 10.15am. Please contact the school office to book your place - 01582 832661/ admin@beechhyde.herts.sch.uk.

Application Deadline: Monday 27th February 2023 You can submit your applications up to 12pm on this date for consideration.

Offer Date: Monday 13th March 2023 We will email you with the outcome of your application by 12pm on this date. Notification letters will be posted first class only to parents or carers who applied on paper.

Accept your Place: Monday 20th March 2021 Last date for accepting the place offered. Please ensure that you have written an official acceptance of the place.

We look forward to welcoming you, and your child, into our setting.

Beech Hyde Primary School and Nursery is a feeder primary school for St Albans Girls’ School (STAGS). Pupils (girls) attending Beech Hyde get priority admission to STAGS.