Etna Road St Albans AL3 5NL

Tel: 01727 766117
Lettings and School Office

For Reception 2020 Tour dates and information please see


2018-2019 Current Year

We currently have limited availability in our Nursery. Please call the school office on 01727 766117 or for further details.


September 2019 Admissions


Nursery Tours:

Tuesday 29th January 2019 10am

Thursday 31st January 2019 10am

Monday 4th February 2019 10am

Wednesday 6th February 2019 10am

Please email to book your place on one of the above tour dates. 


Application time line:

Thursday 8th November: Applications for September 2019 Nursery places open

Thursday 14th February 2019: Applications for September 2019 Nursery places close

Friday 15th March 2019: Schools will write to parents offering a place

Friday 29th March 2019: Parents must accept or decline a place by this date

Aboyne Lodge Nursery application 2019-20

Please be aware that completing an application form does not guarantee a place in our Nursery class.

If offered a place in the nursery class, you will still have to apply separately for a place in reception and follow the Hertfordshire online admission system via the Herts Direct Website

If you intend to defer your child’s entry into Reception and stay in Nursery because your child is summer born (DOB between 1st April and 31st August 2015) the deadline for letting us know is the 28th March 2019.

If you defer entry and remain in our Nursery because your child is younger and have already started in our Nursery you will be given preference on the Nursery option you would like for the following September .

If any option is oversubscribed, spaces will be allocated using the following Herts Admission criteria:

1. Everyone who wants 15 hours will be offered a place

2. If there is over subscription for 15 hour places we will implement the following admission criteria:

  • Looked after child
  • Medical/Social need
  • Social need (as requested by health visitor or social worker)
  • Parents/Carers who work at our school
  • Sibling link
  • Distance to the school using the Distance Measuring Tool
  • Age (if the need arises priority will be given to the older child)
  • Ensuring there is a balance of both girls and boys

In addition, we will offer 30 hour places until all spaces are filled. If over subscribed, the above admission criteria is followed.