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The Roebuck Academy is consulting on the proposed admissions arrangements for the school year 2022/23 and is seeking responses from parent/carers, schools and community groups.

The proposed changes are:

1.  To amend the wording and definition of ‘Rule 2 – Definition of Nearest School’ to exclude faith schools which prioritise children of the faith before children who live locally to the school.

2. To clarify our policy on twins and multiple births by amending the definition to – “The school will admit over the school’s published admission number when a single twin/multiple birth child is allocated a place at a school”.

The consultation period runs from 26th October – 6th December 2020. Please send your comments regarding the proposals to the school directly at

Kind regards

Roebuck Academy



Admissions for Nursery are dealt with by the school and not Hertfordshire County Council. For all enquiries related to children being admitted into our Nursery setting, please contact the school office. Please also see the Parents Section and 30 hours Provision on our website. 

An admissions application for children starting Nursery in September 2021-2022 can be found below. You are most welcome to download this, complete, and hand in before our official admissions opening date.

Admission enquiries for children entering Reception through to Year 6 are dealt with by 'School Admissions and Transport' department at Hertfordshire County Council. Please click below to take you to their web page:

School Admissions

Free school meals

Universal Free School Meals

Children in Reception class, Year 1 and Year 2

Your child is entitled to receive a free lunch at school if they're in Reception class, Year 1 or Year 2.


You must register for free school meals so that your child's school can receive extra money to support pupils. Please see Mrs Kinsella who will be able to complete the form with you.;jsessionid=DFD11507FC4DDD47BFF2B6AD0CFFD531?ebz=1_1531141369043&ebd=0

Children in Year 3 or older

Your child could get a free school meal if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (as long as you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and you don't get more than £16,190 a year)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit (with annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits you get).

Apply today if you receive any of these benefits.  It takes 5 mins and in most cases we can tell you straightaway if your child can get free meals at school. If you do need assistance completing your form please speak to Mrs Kinsella who will be only too happy to help.