Admission into Reception September 2024

Why join us at Hammond Academy?

Our team is dedicated to providing our Hammond learners with the best possible start to their education journey. We work hard to create a school environment where everyone is happy, motivated and wants to do well.

We have highly experienced Early-Years teachers, who offer a variety of learning experiences and carefully adapt lessons to meet individual pupil’s needs.

Why choose us?

  • Experienced Early-Years Teachers
  • Good Ofsted Rating
  • Large outdoor space for outdoor learning and sensory play

Book a Reception Tour

We know that choosing your child’s school can be a difficult decision, so please do book a Reception Tour so you can meet our team and see our facilities. We will be more than happy to show you around and answer any questions that you may have.

Wednesday 24th April @1.30pm
Friday 26th April @ 1.00pm
Wednesday 1st May @ 9.00am
Wednesday 1st May @ 1.00pm
Wednesday 8th May @ 9.00am


How to apply for a Reception place at Hammond Academy

If your child is born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, you will be able to apply for their Reception place online between 1st November 2023 – 15th January 2024.

All applications for Reception places are handled by Hertfordshire County Council. You can read more information and apply on the Hertsdirect website via the link below.


You will receive an e-mail on 16th April 2024 confirming which school you have been allocated.


Admission Arrangements

You can view the admission rules and the procedures that will be followed for admission to our school by downloading our Admission Arrangements below.


I am really happy we chose Hammond Academy. It is great to see a school that cares so much about the children’s success and confidence. My daughter has built an amazing bond with her teachers, and I have been very impressed with her progress in school, especially her reading and writing.

Parent at Hammond Academy