Parents Information

Term Dates

Dates for the 2016/17 Academic Year

Dates for the 2017/18 Academic Year



Reception admissions have now closed.  Allocation day is the 18th April.  County will email you with the school you have been allocated if you applied online and confirmed your email address.  Notification letters will be posted first class only to parents/carers who applied on paper.

18th April – 2nd May Continuing lists are created.

2nd May is the last date to accept place offered.

15th -19th May is the first continuing interest run.


Apply for a Nursery place from Monday 6th February. Closing date is on the 17th March.  Nursery offers available on line 25th April.  Deadline to accept or decline offer is the 3rd May.  You can apply by going to

You are also required to complete our SIF form.  Please click here to download.

Admission Criteria

Tour Dates for Nursery:

Tour Dates are now finished

Before and After School

Our After School Club is shared by How Wood and Park Street Schools and was set up by ‘Time Out’ staff Karen Chesterman and Angie Kay-Jessop in January 2010.

Our aim is to provide a happy, safe, fun and stimulating environment for the children. We are registered by Ofsted and comply to all Health and Safety standards. We operate in the large log cabin on the How Wood School site.

The Club is staffed by a Manager or Deputy Manager and play workers who make up our excellent team.

It runs term time only from 3.15pm – 6pm. We are open for all children from the age of 4 – 11years.

Park Street School children are collected from the school and supervised on the short walk to How Wood School by Time Out staff on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.

We are based in the log cabin and use the outside areas. We go outside as much as possible to play football, basketball, tennis, cricket, parachute games or just sit and have some quiet time in the fresh air. A ‘high tea’ is provided and consists of a choice of sandwiches/toast. Once a week we have beans/spaghetti on toast or hotdogs in a bun with juice or water. In the summer we have a picnic tea outside.

Breakfast Club
Children from Year 4 up can attend Breakfast club with permission from their parent/carer to walk to school by themselves.

How does my child join?
If you would like details for the after school or holiday clubs please contact Angie Kay-Jessop on 0774 950 3554 and leave your contact details.

Emergency Closure

Hertfordshire County Council have signed up to Everbridge for the schools closure notification system. In order for parents to receive notification directly from Everbridge on a school closure, it is possible to sign up to their system.

To sign up parents need to use the following web address:

This will take you direct to the ‘Sign up’ page where you should click on the sign up button located at the top right hand side of the page on the grey strip and from there follow the instructions. It should take no more than 5 minutes to register and you can edit your information at any time should you change your mobile number or email address.

Each contact within the system can have 2 devices added for each communication type, this means that in addition to adding your own mobile number and email address, you could include the mobile number and email address of a second contact person in your registration process. They too would then receive any messages in relation to the school’s closure.

If you have children at more than one school you can also register for those schools in a single registration process by selecting all the schools.

Once signed up you will receive messages relating to the status of our school.




 New Menu from 18th April 2017

Cost for lunches is £2.40 per day