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KS2 enjoyed learning about our sustainable school building today. We went around the school looking at the different features of the building that make it sustainable e.g. triple glazing, solar panels, air source heat pump, wildlife area with a pond, a living roof to name a few!


🚨 Exclusive egg update from Oak class! 🚨


BREAKING NEWS! 🚨 A space shuttle has landed in the nursery classroom! Inside is a large purple egg that looks like it’s hatching and lots of strange symbols… we can’t wait to see Oak class on Monday to help us figure out this mystery!


The children had such a wonderful time at our Valentine’s disco. We had dancing, music, games, sweets, balloons, a photo booth and even glitter tattoos! Thank you to Miss Hunter and the PTA for organising such a great event for our children.


In Oak class, the children love coming to school so much that they asked for their own miniature one! The children now have a mini classroom complete with a staff room and pretend photocopier ☺️❤️


We heard from Jenny who lived in Cape Town during the drought and how her family managed to conserve water. KS2 are now creating their own PowerPoints to share some top tips on how to save water as part of our learning in ESR.


Chico is back! He had such a wonderful time visiting Layston Grove Care Home for the winter holidays. He returned today with Paula, Eileen and John, to tell us all about his adventures. Oak class were so happy to see our friends and show them our own class bear!


This morning the children in Oak class rescued a sapling that had been blown over in the storms. It was a lot of work and we even discovered a dinosaur tooth while digging!


We are very excited to have a day of filming at school today! Next stop Hollywood!


We are really enjoying being creative at after school club today. We have played with the aqua beads, built a fairy garden and solved jigsaw puzzles.


This week we have been very lucky to have the HSBC bank come into run workshops teaching children about the value of money. These sessions were lots of fun. We were then presented with a Smart Money Award for the support of financial education for young people.


Thank you to our school council for a productive meeting discussing safeguarding at school. The next meeting will be to discuss the playground designs for our new equipment coming later this year.


KS1 and KS2 worked brilliantly together this week on a range of teamwork challenges.


KS2 have been learning about different forms of communication in PSHE. We looked at morse code and braille, the children enjoyed reading and writing messages in different ways.


* Vacancies *New year brings new opportunities. We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly afterschool club. See our website to apply more information or to visit, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.#termtime


And that’s our first term complete! Thank you to everyone for their kindness and support this term. Here’s to many more wonderful terms together. Merry Christmas to you all and a happy New Year, from the team at Buntingford First School x


BREAKING NEWS! We have had word from Santa, via the elves, that our children have been added to the nice list! Merry Christmas! 🎄 🎅


Today we had a fun (but very messy!) end to our science topic on solids, liquids and gases. The question remains, what is slime


Yum, yum, yum! We enjoyed a lovely festive lunch today. Thank you to Diane for catering so well for us all!


What a magical time we had this morning - Father Christmas was on our school roof!! He came to wish everyone at Buntingford First School a Merry Christmas and we were all very pleased to see him!🎄


We really enjoyed spreading some Christmas joy this afternoon at Layston Grove. The children performed their Christmas songs to the residents and there were lots of smiles from both sides. We were also lucky enough to see Chico who is on holiday there…he has a lovely new outfit!


Willow class visited Oak class this afternoon for some sensory play fun. We made our own snow and have been exploring the water beads!


* Vacancies *We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly afterschool club. See our website for full job descriptions and to apply more information or to visit, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.#termtime


The children absolutely blew us away with their performance of ‘Songs Around the Christmas Tree’. Thank you to everyone who came this morning and made this wonderful performance possible.


It looks like the elves are putting on a show as well today! We are looking forward to seeing you at 9:30am for our first ever Christmas concert! 🎶🎄

How to Apply

BFS Nursery is registered for government funding for 3 and 4 year olds, offering 30 free hours of childcare a week (subject to eligibility). We have 30 spaces in our nursery class.

Child's third birthday falls between

Nursery placed may be accessed from

1 January and 31 March

Summer Term

1 April and 31 August

Autumn Term

1 September and 31 December

Spring Term


Nursery applications timeline for 2023-2024

Children born between
Applications open
Applications close
Place offered*
Deadline to respond to offer
Autumn 2023
01/09/2019 - 31/08/2020
January 2023
31 March 2023
21 April 2023
26 May 2023
Spring 2024
01/09/2020 - 31/12/2020
1 April 2023
31 May 2023
16 June 2023
7 July 2023
Summer 2024
01/01/2021 - 31/03/2021
1 September 2023
25 November 2023
9 December 2023
20 January 2024


Nursery applications timeline for 2024-2025

Children born between
Applications open
Applications close
Place offered*
Deadline to respond to offer
Autumn 2024
01/09/2020 - 31/08/2021
1 January 2024
29 February 2024
18 March 2024
15 April 2024
Spring 2025
01/09/2021 - 31/12/2021
1 April 2024
31 May 2024
16 June 2024
7 July 2024
Summer 2025
01/01/2022 - 31/03/2022
1 September 2024
31 October 2024
18 December 2024
9 December 2024

*If the nursery is over-subscribed, BFS Nursery will operate a waiting list and places will be allocated in accordance with the school’s oversubscription policy.


To apply for a nursery place please use the form below:

Buntingford First School Nursery Application Form 2023-2024

Buntingford First School Nursery Application Form 2024-2025

Buntingford First School Nursery Terms and Conditions Magic Booking


More information on government funding and tax-free childcare can be found here:

Hertfordshire County Council childcare and free early education

GOV.UK Childcare calculator (find out whether you're entitled to 15 hours or 30 hours of free early education)

GOV.UK Tax-free childcare

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