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Margaret Wix Primary School


Margaret Wix Primary School is a successful, vibrant school - a school where children come first.  We have a highly motivated, resourceful, and committed team of staff and governors who care about and nurture the needs of every child, inspiring their creativity and brilliance in everything they do. Our school has a special feel - each child is valued as an individual and we pride ourselves on knowing all of them very well - considering their happiness and well-being with every decision we take. 


If you would like your child to attend our school please visit the school admissions section of  or call our school office on 01727 759232. We will be arranging a range of opportunities for potential families to see what Margaret Wix Primary School has to offer.


If you have any concerns about you child's additional needs prior to starting at Margaret Wix please do contact Mrs Campbell-Pugh (SENCO) and arrange a visit to discuss your child.

Prospectus September 2023

Life at Margaret Wix Primary School

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Reception & Nursery Admissions


Starting Reception in September 2024


If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020; your child is due to start primary school in September 2024.


You must submit your online application before the closing date on (TBC), via


Open days/tours for Admission 2024

Our open days for prospective parents of children applying to join the school in September 2024 will take place on:

  • Thursday 11th January 2024 9:30am


Come and meet our Headteacher Mrs Gibbs and our Early Years lead Mrs Ralph, for an informative session and a tour of the school. 

If you are unable to attend any of the dates, please call the school office who will be happy to arrange another time for you to visit.


Starting Nursery

Children born in the school year September 2019-August 2020 will be eligible to start in the Nursery class in September 2023.

Children born between 1st September 2020 and 31st December 2020 will be eligible to start in the Nursery class in January 2024.

Children born between 1st January 2021 and 31st March 2021 will be eligible to start in the Nursery class in April 2024.

Children born between 1st April 2021 and 31st August 2021 will be eligible to start in the Nursery class in September 2024.


The application form can be found below. Please return completed forms directly to the school not to School Admissions. Applications open (TBC).



Nursery Sessions


We offer each child an entitlement of 15 hours (30 hours if entitled) and are proud to be able to offer flexible sessions to suit you and your child. 


Session times: Morning 8.40am (soft start) – 11.45am; Full days 8:40am-3:15pm


The options available to you, are as follows:


Option 1: 5 morning nursery sessions 

Option 2: 2 and 1/2 days (this includes 2 full days and 1 morning session)

Option 3: 5 full days Monday to Friday (30 hours)


If spaces are available, you can also pay for extra sessions. Do speak to Mrs Ralph or one of the office staff to enquire about this.


You can check your eligibility for the 30 hours through:

Apply for 30 hours free childcare - GOV.UK (


Our Nursery day

Below is a typical morning routine in Nursery-

Busy fingers

Singing/phonics group time

Child initiated play (Snack bar opens)

Maths group time

Story time

Home time*


*Full day children will join Reception class to head to lunch. The afternoon session then consists of an adult led activity, more child initiated, group activity with reception class, more story time and joining the whole school for some assemblies.


Nursery have P.E on a Tuesday and Thursday morning (with Reception), Library on a Wednesday morning and Music (with Reception) taught by an external music teacher on Wednesday morning.


How to apply:

Applications open: 29 January 2024

The closing date is 1 March 2024.  Some schools may still have places available after this date - check with the school directly.

Offers made: 11 March 2024

Deadline to accept: 22 March 2024


See above for Open day/tour dates.


You can apply to more than one school but must send each school an individual application form. Your application must go directly to the school, not Hertfordshire Schools Admissions.

For more information about applying for a Nursery place or the early education entitlement, please click on the link below. All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours of early education each week for 38 weeks of the year.



Deadlines TBC.

Primary Admissions

Starting School Packs are sent out by Hertfordshire County Council to those parents who have children due to start in Reception.

The book contains the information you will need for your child's application and the appropriate procedures.


Secondary Transfer

“Moving On” to Secondary school packs are sent out by Hertfordshire County Council direct to those parents who have children in Year 6 due to start senior school in the September.


The book contains the information you will need for your child’s application and the appropriate procedures.


Applications can be made on line directly to the Admissions Team.



Admissions & Transport Team

Postal Point CHR 102

Hertfordshire County Council

County Hall

Pegs Lane


SG13 8DN

Telephone:  Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043


In Year Admissions

Moving schools at any point between Reception and Year 6 is called an “In Year” admission. 


In Year admissions are made directly through Hertfordshire County Council, all information can be found here:-


If you have any queries or would like to book a tour of the school, please contact the office on 01727 759232 or email

EYFS indoor environment tour

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Take a look at all things our indoor environment in early years has to offer.

EYFS outdoor environment tour

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Take a look at our wonderful outdoor space and all the exciting things it has on offer.

Lunch time play for children in Reception

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Take a look at where the children walk to lunch and the fortunate space the children are lucky to be able to explore and lunch time, here at Margaret Wix.