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Reception places

'Starting School' packs are sent out automatically by Hertfordshire County Council to families who have children due to start Reception class. The Samuel Ryder Academy uses the LA's criteria for Admissions to Primary Schools as the basis for the allocation of parties. Click here for more information. As of September 2011 there will now be only one intake per year, in September, for Reception students. We have 60 places in our Reception Year.

The Samuel Ryder Academy is starting with reception children only for the academic year September 2012-2013. We will subsequently grow year on year from that point forth which means that 'in year' admissions would be unlikely. If however there were any spaces available then parents are requested to contact Admissions at Hertfordshire County Council on 0300 123 4043.

Please note Samuel Ryder Academy does not keep a waiting list, allocations are made by Hertfordshire County Council Admissions team.

Please use the link below to view SRA's Admissions policy for 2016-2017, 2017-2018 & 2018-2019.

Admissions policy 2016-2017

Admissions policy 2017-2018

Admissions policy 2018-2019


School Admissions Appeals Timetable

In year appeals

Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged

September 2017 entry

Appeals resulting from secondary transfer and under 11’s applications for admission in September 2017 will be heard according to the following timetable:



Allocation day

Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard between





1 March 2018


4pm on 29 March 2018


30 April – 15 June 2018

(excluding 28 May– 1 June)

Under 11’s

(Primary Reception, Junior / Middle)


16 April 2018


4pm on 18 May 2018


18 June–20 July




  • Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, which ever is the later date.


  • Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.


  • Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 working days in advance of the hearing.

Additional supporting information

If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence, which was not included with their initial appeal, they should ensure this is received at least 7 clear working days, not counting the day of postage or the hearing, in advance of your appeal.

Please remember that any confidential medical/social evidence submitted to the Admission Authority (AA) in support of your application will not be provided to an appeal panel.  If you wish to rely on this in support of your appeal you will need to submit this documentation to the appeals team.

Only a short document, such as a doctor’s letter not previously available, will be accepted up to 4 clear working days prior to the hearing.  Any additional evidence or information received after this deadline will not be circulated and may not be considered at the hearing.  


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