Cohort Entry

St Albans School along with other schools in our cluster has adopted cohort entry.

This means:
• children starting school in groups after they have turned five
• there will be two entry points each term, one on the first day of term and one at a mid-point during a term.

For example:
If your child turns five on December 29th 2020 they would enter school as a New Entrant on 02/02/2021. If they turn five on the February 9th 2021 their start date would be 15/03/21.

Dates for Cohort Entry 2021

TERM START OF TERM DATE MID-TERM DATE
1

Cohort A start date 02/02/2021
Getting Connected days 2 – 3 February.  School starts Thursday 4 February.

Cohort B start date 15/03/2021
Pre entry visits 3 March 8.40am – 10.30am and 10 March 8.40am – 12.45pm.

2

Cohort A start date 03/05/2021
In preparation for this…
Transition to school meeting 30 March 6pm – 7pm.
Pre entry visits 7 April 8.40am – 10.30am and 14 April 8.40am – 12.45pm.

Cohort B start date 08/06/2021 (Tuesday)
In preparation for this…
Transition to school meeting 30 March 6pm – 7pm.
Pre entry visits 26 May 8.40am – 10.30am and 2 June 8.40am – 12.45pm.

3

Cohort A start date 26/07/2021
In preparation for this…
Transition to school meeting 29 June 6pm – 7pm.
Pre entry visits 30 June 8.40am – 10.30am and 7 July 8.40am – 12.45pm.

Cohort B start date 30/08/2021
In preparation for this…
Transition to school meeting 29 June 6pm – 7pm.
Pre entry visits 18 August 8.40am – 10.30am and 25 August 8.40am – 12.45pm.

4

Cohort A start date 18/10/2021
In preparation for this…
Transition to school meeting 21 September 6pm – 7pm.
Pre entry visits 22 September 8.40am – 10.30am and 29 September 8.40am – 12.45pm.

Cohort B start date 16/11/2021 (Tuesday)
In preparation for this…
Transition to school meeting 21 September 6pm – 7pm.
Pre entry visits 3 November 8.40am – 10.30am and 10 November 8.40am – 12.45pm.

2022 New Entrants starting in Term 1 (for both Cohort A and Cohort B)

Transition to school meeting 23 November 6pm – 7pm.
Pre entry visits 24 November 8.40am – 10.30am and 1 December 8.40am – 12.45pm.

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