We are looking forward to welcoming prospective parents to visit the Larch (our primary phase) for children beginning Reception in September 2022.

Parents are welcome to book with us to visit on the following dates:
  • Thursday 18th November
  • Monday 22nd November
  • Wednesday 8th December
Visits will be at 4pm on each of the above dates, and will include a tour of the Larch, led by Year 6 students. You will be able to visit classrooms and to see some of the enrichment activities taking place after school – it is a busy and exciting time! At 4.30pm, speeches will take place in the Larch hall, led by Alison Saunders (Headteacher) and Rachel Kirk (Vice Principal).
Please phone us on 01992 410400 to book a visit. Booking in advance is essential.
We are sure that all will understand our need to be socially responsible in relation to Covid-19:
  • We will be booking up to 60 parents for each date – this will allow for social distancing in the hall.
  • We ask that only one parent per family attends. If at all possible, we request that children do not attend. This is both to minimise numbers and to support parents in being able to listen to speeches and ask questions which can be tricky with young children. The transition support for children will, of course, follow!

We look forward to welcoming you!

Please visit other information on our website in order to explore more: for example, our curriculum, our recent newsletters and our presence on social media for all that takes place at Simon Balle. Thank you!

Admission Arrangements 2022-2023

Please see below the Admissions Arrangements Policy 2022-23:

SBAS Admission Arrangements 2022-2023

Admission Arrangements 2021-2022

Please see below the Admissions Arrangements Policy 2021-22:

SBAS Admission Arrangements 2021-2022

Please see below the appeals timetable document:

School Admission Appeals Timetable 2021

Reception Registration Pack

The Registration Pack for students starting in Reception September 2021 is now available.

To complete the forms electronically and return them to us by email, please use the word version of the document below:

Simon Balle All-through School

Word version:

Sep 2021 Reception Information Pack Editable Word Copy

If you prefer to print and complete the forms and return then scan them before emailing them back to school, please use the pdf version of the document.

PDF version:

Sep 2021 Reception Information Pack Printable Copy

The email address to return the completed forms to is larch@simonballe.herts.sch.uk. Please return them by Friday 28th May.

Statutory Admissions Consultation

SBAS Admission Arrangements 2023-2024

We are holding a consultation on our Admission Arrangements for 2023/2024.  

The consultation period takes place between 19th October and 30th November 2021.  If you wish to make any comments regarding this consultation please email admin@simonballe.herts.sch.uk.  


The Children’s Views

In this video, you will see children talking about their experiences of Reception at Simon Balle. You will be able to hear their ideas and see their school uniform!


A Welcome From Miss Emery and Miss Hudson

An introduction to Miss Emery and Miss Hudson, our Reception teachers for 2020-2021!


A Welcome From Mrs Kirk

An introduction to our ethos and vision at Simon Balle, led by Mrs Kirk (Vice Principal and Primary leader)


A Second Welcome From Mrs Kirk

Here you will find all the practicalities you need for September, including dates and preparation for your children.


Virtual Tour

A virtual tour of the Larch!