Reception 2021 (1 September 2016 – 31 August 2017)

Please read the Admissions Policy and Guidelines for entry to the Reception year at HJPS in September 2021, available for download below.  PDF applications of documentation (and not pictures or photographs of paperwork) are accepted via email and via post


The Reception Policy states that for those who wish to be considered as priority applicants, the Certificate of Religious Practice for primary schools under the religious authority of the Chief Rabbi (the “CRP”) is to be completed and sent to the school, with the Supplementary Information Form.  These documents are available for download below.  Additionally, an on-time application must be made with Hertfordshire County Council.

15 January 2021 – is the deadline for on time applications, to include the school’s Supplementary Information Form and CRP.  The National Allocation Day for Reception 2021 is to be confirmed.


Hertsmere Jewish Primary School has worked with the Office of the Chief Rabbi and the United Synagogue as part of a group application to vary our admission arrangements for the 2021/22 academic year.  A revised, interim Certificate of Religious Practice (CRP) form has been submitted to the Education Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA) as part of this application.  The ESFA is currently processing an exceptionally large number of similar applications from schools across the country as a result of Covid-19.  We have not yet received notification that our application to vary our admission arrangements by using this revised CRP form has been approved.  However, we know that some schools using the same form have had their application approved.  The CRP process would, in a regular year, have commenced at the start of May. Therefore, in order to allow parents sufficient time to complete the requirements of this interim CRP form, and having taken legal advice, Hertsmere Jewish Primary School has taken the decision to publish the form in advance of formal confirmation from the ESFA so that parents/carers are informed of the requirements necessary to establish faith priority for admission to the school.

If a CRP was submitted with a Nursery 2020 application, a photocopy of that document is acceptable for Reception 2021 entry.

Reception 2021 (1 September 2016 – 31 August 2017)

CRP Reception and Nursery 2021

Reception 2021 Policy and Notes

Supplementary Information Form

Reception 2020  (1 September 2015 – 31 August 2016)

Supplementary Information Form

Certificate of Religious Practice 2020

Reception 2020 Policy and Notes

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