Our office staff will help you with the admissions process.
To apply for a place or join the continuing interest list of any class. Please see our ‘Visiting Us’ page to come and see Roselands in action.
“Children settle quickly in a safe and secure environment and develop good relationships with their classmates and their teachers”
During the academic year in which a child is four years a family makes an application using the Hertfordshire County Primary Admissions process. All places are allocated by HCC as we subscribe to their service. If there are more requests made for places than spaces available, the Admissions Policy comes into operation. A copy of this is available from the school, where the process can be discussed further.
Places are offered and accepted for the complete school year. Initial administration is via the HCC website.
There is one intake of pupils in the September of the academic year in which a child becomes five years old.
If you are expecting a baby or have a child under school age then your local Children’s Centre can offer a wide range of activities, information and advice to help you give your child the best possible start in life.
Use the Hertfordshire Children’s Centre’s Centre postcode checker to find the location of your local Children’s Centre
To help the children settle and acclimatise we have a structured, but flexible, induction programme:
Our staff visit the pre-school settings and meet children that will be joining us. Contact is made between pre-school staff and reception teachers. It is also made between reception teachers and parents of the new intake pupils. Welcome packs are given out and information is shared and gathered.
Families are then invited into the classrooms their children will be joining, with their staff, accompanying their children on first visits.
Subsequent visits build up gradually, increasing the numbers of children in the groups (without their parents) and the length of time spent in the classroom, so each stage is comfortable and successful.
The induction period is clarified to families as soon as places are accepted, so arrangements to cover childcare are clear. There will be a few half days followed by a few days including lunchtime creating the gradual build-up to the full school day.
Throughout the period the Early Years staff team will have contact with families and have set up the communication using ‘Tapestry’. This is a personal online Learning Journey which records photos, observations and comments in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage. This enables us to build up a record of each child’s learning and achievements during their time with us.
The Tapestry system, which is hosted on secure, dedicated servers based in the UK. Parents will have password protected access to their child’s online Learning Journey and they are encouraged to contribute to it by uploading photos, videos and comments of their learning development and experiences at home. They are also able to see and comment on observations made by Roselands staff.
This is a valuable start to every child’s first year in our primary school, highly valued by our families and praised by the Herts Early Years Team and Ofsted.