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Directory by School Name

Adeyfield School Marlborough Science Academy (The)

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School Area

Ashlyns School Marriotts School – A Sports College

Astley Cooper School (The) Meridian School (The) Baldock

Barclay School (The) Monk’s Walk School Berkhamsted

Barnwell School Mount Grace School Bishop’s Stortford

Beaumont School Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School Borehamwood

Birchwood High School Nobel School (The) Brookmans Park

Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School Onslow St Audrey’s School Broxbourne

Bishop’s Stortford High School (The) Parmiter’s School Buntingford

Broxbourne School (The) Presdales School Bushey

Bushey Academy (The) Priory School (The) Cheshunt

Bushey Meads School Queens’ School Chorleywood

Cavendish School (The) Ralph Sadlier School Garston

Chancellor’s School Reach Free School (The) Harpenden

Chauncy School Richard Hale School Hatfield

Cheshunt School Rickmansworth School Hemel Hempstead

Da Vinci Studio School of Creative Enterprise Roundwood Park School Hertford Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering Roysia Middle School Hitchin

Dame Alice Owen’s School Samuel Ryder Academy Hoddesdon

Edwinstree C of E Middle School Sandringham School Kings Langley

Elstree UTC (The) Sele School (The) Letchworth

Fearnhill School Maths and Computing College Sheredes School Potters Bar

Francis Combe Academy Simon Balle School

Freman College Sir Frederic Osborn School

Rickmansworth

Goffs School Sir John Lawes School

Royston

Greneway School (The) St Albans Girls’ School

Sawbridgeworth

Haileybury - Turnford School St Clement Danes School

St Albans

Hemel Hempstead School (The) St George’s School (Day)

Stevenage

Hertfordshire & Essex High School (The) St George’s School (Boarding)

Tring

Hertswood Academy St Joan of Arc Catholic School

Ware

Highfield School (The) St Mary’s Catholic School

Watford

Hitchin Boys’ School St Mary’s Church of England High School

Welwyn Garden City

Hitchin Girls’ School St Michael’s Catholic High School Hockerill Anglo-European College (Day) Stanborough School

Hockerill Anglo-European College (Boarding) Thomas Alleyne School (The) John F Kennedy Catholic School Townsend Church of England School John Henry Newman RC School Tring School

John Warner School (The) UTCs

Kings Langley School

Verulam School

Studio Schools Knights Templar School (The)

Watford Grammar School for Boys

Middle Schools Leventhorpe

Watford Grammar School for Girls

Longdean School

Watford UTC (The)

Loreto College

Westfield Academy Yavneh College

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chools Directory

Secondary, Upper and Studio schools

and University Technical Colleges in

Hertfordshire

apply online at

www.hertsdirect.org/admissions

Moving On 2016

InfOrMatIOn fOr parents and carers

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The Directory Section

Every maintained secondary, upper, studio school and UTC in Hertfordshire is listed in the online directory. The school directory includes information to help you with your application. This directory covers all the towns in Hertfordshire.

The entry for each school gives the contact details including the school website address. More information about school types is on page 4 of the Moving On booklet. The number on roll shows the total number of children attending the school in January 2015. The published admission number shows the total number of children that can be admitted to the school for September 2016. The denomination will be given if applicable and will be Catholic, Church of England or Jewish. The School Code listed for each school must be given on the paper application form if you apply on paper.

Example

Xxxxxxxxx School Headteacher: Mr Head

School Street, Fieldford, AB1 2CD

Tel:01234 567890 Fax: 01234 567891

head@kschool.herts.sch.uk www.school.sch.uk

Type: Community (mixed) Published Admission Number: 30 School Code: 9991110

Open Event details

Information about the open events being held at the school.

Application form

This section will tell you if you need to complete a supplementary information form as well as applying online or on the paper application form in this booklet. What happened in previous years

This information is to help you see how likely it is that your child will be offered a place at the school. The information is correct as at allocation day in each year and gives you an indication of what has happened in the last two years.

2014 2015 Number of places available 210 210 Total number of applications 350 352 Total number of places offered 210 210

The table shows you how many places were available, how many applications the school had in total and how many places were offered. Other information includes how many children were offered places under each rule. Additional information about allocations in previous years is available at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions

Please note these statistics only include applications made prior to allocation day. The total places offered also show the position as at allocation day. Many schools receive late applications and make additional allocations through the continuing interest process which are not reflected in these figures.

Summary of admission rules

The admission rules in the directory are a summary of the full rules. They are correct as at the time of going to press. This directory contains a summary of each school’s admission rules.

For voluntary aided, foundation schools and academies, you should read the full admissions policy which is

available on www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or from the school.

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Objections to the Office of the School’s Adjudicator

Objections have been made to the admission arrangements of the following schools. This page will be updated upon receipt of the relevant adjudications:

The Bushey Academy

Objection partially upheld. A determination was made on 29 July 2015 and can be accessed at

www.hertsdirect.org/objections1617

Dame Alice Owen’s School

Objection partially upheld. A determination was made on 4 September 2015 and can be accessed at www.hertsdirect.org/objections1617

Hertfordshire & Essex High School (The)

Objection not upheld. A determination was made on 1 September 2015 and can be accessed at

www.hertsdirect.org/objections1617

Hitchin Boys’ School

Objection partially upheld. A determination was made on 4 September 2015 and can be accessed at www.hertsdirect.org/objections1617

Hitchin Girls’ School

Objection partially upheld. A determination was made on 4 September 2015 and can be accessed at www.hertsdirect.org/objections1617

Hockerill Anglo European College

Awaiting adjudication.

John Henry Newman Catholic School

Objection was out of the adjudicator’s jurisdiction. A determination was made on 10 August 2015 and can be accessed at www.hertsdirect.org/objections1617

Monk’s Walk School

Objection not upheld, but there were matters which were not in conformity with the

requirements relating to admissions. A determination was made on 15 October 2015 and can be accessed at www.hertsdirect.org/objections1617

St Albans Girls’ School

Objection not upheld, but there were matters which were not in conformity with the

requirements relating to admissions. A determination was made on 12 October 2015 and can be accessed at www.hertsdirect.org/objections1617

Verulam School

Objection not upheld, but there were matters which were not in conformity with the

requirements relating to admissions. A determination was made on 12 October 2015 and can be accessed at www.hertsdirect.org/objections1617

Watford Grammar School for Girls

Objection not upheld, but there were matters which were not in conformity with the

requirements relating to admissions. A determination was made on 5 August 2015 and can be accessed at www.hertsdirect.org/objections1617

Yavneh College

Objection not upheld, but there were matters which were not in conformity with the

requirements relating to admissions. A determination was made on 2 September 2015 and can be accessed at www.hertsdirect.org/objections1617

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Baldock

The Knights Templar School Headteacher: Mr Tim Litchfield Park Street, Baldock, SG7 6DZ

Tel:01462 620700 Fax:01462 620701

admin@ktemplar.herts.sch.uk www.ktemplar.herts.sch.uk Type: Academy (co-educational) Number on Roll: 1309

Published Admission Number: 210 School Code: 9194016

Open Event details

Thursday 8 October and Friday 9 October, 9.30am – 12.30pm. Headteacher’s talk 9.30am and 10.30am. Guided tours of the school from 9.30am. If you wish to see the school on any other working day, please telephone to make an appointment.

Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form. What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 210 210 Total number of applications 710 752 Total number of places offered 210 210 Places offered under each rule

2014 2015 SEN/CLA and social medical 5 3 Siblings in priority area 80 83 In priority area, nearest to school 91 96

Children of staff 0 1

Siblings outside priority area 18 17 Outside priority area, nearest to

school 16 10

Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the school to admit a child with a Statement of Special Education Needs. Schools must also admit a child with an Education Health and Care Plan that names the school.

Summary of admission rules

1. Children looked after and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or become subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).

2. Medical or social needs: Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to attend Knights Templar.

3. Siblings living in the Priority area: Children who have a sibling at the Academy at the time of application, unless the sibling is in Year 13.

4. Children living in the Priority area who live nearest to the school who do not already have a sibling

attending the school. 5. Children of Staff.

6. Siblings living outside the Priority area: Children who have a sibling at the school at the time of application, unless the sibling is in Year 13.

7. Children living outside the Priority area who live nearest to the school.

Children of Staff - are defined as children of employees who have been employed at the school for two or more years on the date of the application.

Tie-break

If more children qualify under a particular rule than places available, a tie break will be used by applying the next rule to those children. In the cases of two applicants with exactly the same priority under the same admission rules, but only one place being available, the school will offer to both families.

Parishes in the priority area for this school are:

Ashwell, Baldock, Bygrave, Caldecote, Clothall, Edworth, Hinxworth, Newnham, Radwell, Rushden, Sandon, Wallington and Weston.

Queries about the outcome of applications to this school and how the admissions rules were applied should be addressed to Hertfordshire County Council.

Berkhamsted

Ashlyns School

Headteacher: Mr James Shapland Chesham Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 3AH

Tel: 01442 863605 Fax: 01442 876292

admin@ashlyns.herts.sch.uk www.ashlyns.herts.sch.uk

Type: Foundation (co-educational) Number on Roll: 1153

Published Admission Number: 210 School Code: 9195406

Open Event details

Thursday 1 October, 5.30 – 8.30pm. Talks by the

Headteacher will be at 5.45pm, 6.45pm & 7.45pm. W/c 5 October, there will be open morning/afternoon tours – please see the school’s website for more details on how to book a place.

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Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form. What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 210 210 Total number of applications 392 510 Total number of places offered 202 210 Places offered under each rule

2015

SEN/Looked After 3

Siblings 66

In Priority Area, Nearest School 109 In Priority Area, Not Nearest

School 31

Outside Priority Area, Distance 1

Ashlyns School was able to offer places to all children who applied to it in 2014.

Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the school to admit a child with a Statement of Special Education Needs. Schools must also admit a child with an Education Health and Care Plan that names the school.

Summary of Admissions Rules

1. Children looked after and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or become subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).

2. Medical or social needs: Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to attend the school.

3. Children who have a sibling at the school at the time of application, unless the sibling is in the last year of the normal age-range of the school.

4. Children who live in the priority area for whom it is their nearest Hertfordshire maintained school or academy that is non-faith, co-educational and non-partially selective.

5. Children who live in the priority area who live nearest to the school.

6. Children who live outside the priority area for whom it is their nearest Hertfordshire maintained school or academy that is non-faith, co-educational and non-partially selective.

7. Children living outside the priority area on the basis of distance, with those living nearest to the school given priority.

Tiebreak

If more children qualify under a particular rule than there are places available, a tiebreak will be used by applying the next rule to those children. Where there is a need for a tiebreaker where two different addresses measure the same distance from a school. In the case of a block of flats for example the lower door number will be deemed nearest as logically this will be on the ground floor and therefore closer. If there are two identical addresses of separate applicants, the tie break will be random. Parishes in the priority area of the school are: Abbots Langley, Aldbury, Berkhamsted, Bovingdon, Chipperfield, Chorleywood, Croxley Green, Flaunden, Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead, Kings Langley, Little Gaddesden, Nash Mills, Nettleden with Potten End, Northchurch, Rickmansworth (part) / Maple Cross, Sarratt, Tring, Tring Rural, Watford, Wigginton.

Queries about the outcome of applications to this school and how the admissions rules were applied should be addressed to Hertfordshire County Council.

Bishop’s Stortford

Birchwood High School

Principle: Dr. Chris Ingate

Parsonage Lane, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 5BD

Tel: 01279 655936 Fax: 01279 757459

admin@birchwood.herts.sch.uk www.birchwood.herts.sch.uk Type: Academy (co-educational) Number on Roll: 1351

Published Admission Number: 240 School Code: 9194200

Open Event details

Thursday 1 October, 4.30 - 8.00pm. Principle Dr Chris Ingate to speak at 5.00pm, 5.45pm, 6.30pm & 7.15pm. Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form

AND complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) available from the school.

What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 240 240 Total number of applications 813 858 Total number of places offered 240 240

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Places offered under each rule 2014 2015 SEN/Looked After 2 6 Siblings 73 90 Children of Staff 0 4 Priority Area 124 88 Geographical distance 41 52

Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the school to admit a child with a Statement of Special Education Needs. Schools must also admit a child with an Education Health and Care Plan that names the school.

Summary of Admissions Rules

1. Looked After Child (children in public care) or a child who was previously looked after but, immediately after being looked after, became subject to an adoption, child arrangements order or special guardianship order.

2. Siblings: Children who, at the closing date for applications, have a brother or sister currently attending Birchwood High School in years 7 – 11 who are living at the same permanent address from Monday to Friday and who have joined the school during years 7 – 11. ‘Brothers and sisters’ includes stepbrothers, stepsisters, half brothers, half sisters and adopted brothers and sisters who are living at the same permanent address as the applicant. ‘Currently attending’ means children who are actually at the school, or children who have been offered or accepted a place but have not yet started at the school.

3. Staff: Priority may now be given to all Birchwood employees provided that they have been employed for a minimum of two years and/or are recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage.

4. Priority Area: Children who, at the closing date for applications, live in the chosen urban priority area of Bishop’s Stortford, Thorley Parish and the area North West of Bishop’s Stortford namely; Albury, Berden, Birchanger, Brent Pelham, Farnham, Furneux Pelham, Little Hadham, Manuden, Much Hadham, Stocking Pelham and Takeley. Addresses are routinely checked and places may be withdrawn if a false address has been given. Tie break will be made on the basis of shortest distance from their permanent residence to the School as determined by Hertfordshire County Council.

5. Geographical distance: Places will be offered on the basis of shortest distance from their permanent residence to the school as determined by

Hertfordshire County Council, with those who are closer being accorded a higher priority. Addresses are

routinely checked and places may be withdrawn if a false address has been given.

Queries about the outcome of applications to

this school and how the admissions rules were applied should be addressed to the school direct.

The Bishop’s Stortford High School Headteacher: Mr Dale Reeve

London Road, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 3LU

Tel: 01279 868686 Fax: 01279 868687

admin@tbshs.org www.tbshs.org

Type: Foundation (Boys) Number on Roll: 1121

Published Admission Number: 156 School Code: 9195405

Open Event details

Thursday 17 September, 5.30 – 8.45pm.

Headteacher Presentations – 5.45pm, 6.45pm & 7.45pm. Aptitude tests: Music – 10 October, Sport – 13 October. Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form AND complete the Supplementary Information Form. What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 155 155* Total number of applications 523 531 Total number of places offered 155 180 * In 2015 The Bishop’s Stortford High School agreed to admit 25 additional pupils on allocation day to Year 7 under local agreement.

Places offered under each rule

2014 2015

SEN/CLA/Medical/Social 0 4

Current siblings 36 41

Bishop’s Stortford random N/A 25

Primary Schools Group A 18 13

Primary Schools Group B 30 22

Primary Schools Group C 12 23

Primary Schools Group D 17 6

Primary Schools Group E 8 12

Primary Schools Group F 14 8

Primary Schools Group G N/A 6

Proximity 5 5

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Summary of Admissions Rules

Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the school to admit a child with a Statement of Special Education Needs. Schools must also admit a child with an Education Health and Care Plan that names the school.

Thereafter 90% of places will be allocated to the first five criteria and 10% will be reserved for aptitude places. 1. Looked After Child (children in public care) or a child

who was previously looked after but, immediately after being looked after, became subject to an adoption, child arrangements order or special guardianship order.

2. Siblings: Boys who, at the closing date for applications, have a brother currently attending Bishop’s Stortford High School in years 7 – 12 who are living at the same permanent address from Monday to Friday and who have joined the school during years 7 – 12. ‘Brothers and sisters’ includes stepbrothers, stepsisters, half-brothers, half-sisters, adopted brothers and sisters or a child of parent/carer of a child looked after/previously looked after who are living at the same permanent address as the

applicant. ‘Currently attending’ means children who are actually at the school, or children who have been offered or accepted a place but have not yet started at the school.

3. Staff: Priority may now be given to all sons of Bishop’s Stortford High School employees provided that they have been employed for a minimum of two years and/or are recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage.

4. 95% of the remaining places will be allocated to each of the following groups of primary schools. Places allocated to each group will be based on the proportion of applications received.

Group A: Richard Whittington, Thorley Hill, Thorn Grove Group B: Manor Fields, St Joseph’s, St Michael’s,

Windhill21

Group C: All Saints, Hillmead, Northgate, Summercroft Group D: Little Hallingbury, Spellbrook

Group E: Hatfield Heath, High Wych, Little Hadham, St Andrew’s Much Hadham

Group F: Albury, Elsenham, St Mary’s Hatfield Broad Oak, Takeley

Group G: Furneux Pelham, Henham & Ugley, Rodings Primary School

In the case of oversubscription in groups A to G the tiebreak will be on the basis of shortest distance from their permanent residence to the school as determined by

Hertfordshire County Council, with those who are closer being accorded a higher priority.

5. 5% of further places will be allocated on the basis of shortest distance from their permanent residence to the school as determined by Hertfordshire County Council, with those who are closer being accorded a higher priority.

6. 10% of the PAN will be allocated on the basis of aptitude. Up to 8 places will be allocated on the basis of aptitude in sport. Up to 7 places will be allocated on the basis of aptitude in music.

Queries about the outcome of applications to this school and how the admissions rules were applied should be addressed to the school direct.

The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and Science College

Headteacher: Cathy Tooze, MEd (Cantab) Warwick Road, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 5NJ

Tel: 01279 654127 Fax: 01279 508810

admin@hertsandessex.herts.sch.uk www.hertsandessex.herts.sch.uk Type: Academy (Girls)

Number on Roll: 1150

Published Admission Number: 160 School Code: 9195420

Open Event details

Thursday 24 September, 5.30 - 8.30pm. Information about entry to the school, including aptitude tests and visits to the school, at www.hertsandessex.herts.sch.uk. Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form AND complete the Supplementary Information

Form available from the school, the school website or the above website.

If a SIF is not completed, the Governing Body will apply its admission arrangements using the information submitted on the Secondary Transfer Form only, which may result in your application being given a lower priority.

What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 180 160 Total number of applications 505 507 Total number of places offered 180 160

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Places offered under each rule 2014 2015 SEN/Looked After 1 1 Siblings 40 31 Children of Staff 0 2 Primary School/Distance 121 110 Aptitude in Music/Sport 18 16 Multiple Birth 0 0

Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the school to admit a child with a Statement of Special Education Needs. Schools must also admit a child with an Education Health and Care Plan that names the school.

Summary of Admissions Rules

1. Looked after children (children in public care) and those previously looked after. Previously looked after children are children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).

2. Girls with a sibling at the school at the time of application, unless the sibling is in the last year of the normal age-range of the school (ie Year 13).

3. Daughters of a parent who works at the school as a teacher, administrator or member of the support staff, directly employed by the school on contract for two or more years at the date of application; or to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable shortage.

4. 87% of further places (i.e. of the 90% available under criteria 1 – 5) will be allocated to the following groups of schools:

a) All Saints, Richard Whittington, St Joseph’s, St Michael’s, Summercroft, Thorley Hill and Thorn Grove

b) Hillmead, Manor Fields, Northgate and Windhill21 c) Little Hallingbury and Spellbrook

d) Albury, Furneux Pelham, Little Hadham and St Andrew’s (Much Hadham)

In the case of over-subscription under either 4 a), 4 b), 4 c) or 4 d), the number of places assigned to each group will be in proportion to the number of applicants in each group – see example in school’s full rules.

Priority for the places assigned to each group of schools will be given to the girls from that group who live nearest to the school. In the case of under subscription in any of the above groups, any places vacant will be given to the students in any of the other groups 4 a – d who live nearest to the school.

5. 13% of further places (criteria 1 – 5) will be allocated to any other applicants.

In the case of over-subscription under criterion 5 priority will be given to the girls who live nearest to the school. In the event of a tie-break (not including multiple-birth siblings at the same address, who would be admitted) a random allocation would be made.

6. For applicants who have not been allocated a place under criteria 1 – 5, up to 5% of the places (8) will be allocated to girls with a proven aptitude in music and up to 5% (8) to girls with a proven aptitude in sport. Aptitude tests taken on 10 October 2015. In the event of a tie-break under criterion 6, the place will be allocated to the student who lives closest to Herts & Essex.

Queries about the outcome of applications to this school and how the admissions rules were applied should be addressed to the school direct.

Hockerill Anglo European College – Day places Headteacher: Richard Markham MA (Oxon) Dunmow Road, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 5HX

Tel: 01279 658451 Fax: 01279 755918

admin@hockerill.herts.sch.uk www.hockerill.com

Type: Academy (co-educational) Number on Roll: 861

Published Admission Number: 68 School Code: 9195427 (day)

9199909 (boarding)

This school has day places and boarding places.

If you apply online, please choose whether you want to apply for a day place or a boarding place. If you apply on paper you should use the code 9195427 for a day place and 9199909 for a boarding place.

Open Event details

Saturday 19 September, 8.45 -12.00 noon. The Principal’s speech will take place at 9.00am, 10.00am & 11.00am with tours running throughout the morning. Last tour 11.30am. Language and Music aptitude test, Saturday 26 September, registration for the aptitude tests is on the College website. www.hockerill.com

Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form AND complete the Supplementary Information Form available from the school or the above website.

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What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 68 68 Total number of applications 774 785 Total number of places offered 68 68 Places offered under each rule

2014 2015

Statement of SEN 3 5

Looked after children 3 2

Siblings 36 37

Aptitude 12 12

Children of Staff 2 5

Distance 10 7

Twin 2 0

The school is required to admit a pupil where the school is named in a Statement of Special Education Needs under section 324 Education Act 1996 or in an Education Health and Care Plan under section 43 Children & Families Act 2014.

Summary of Admissions Rules

1. Children who are looked after by a Local Authority in England and Wales, in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989 and children who were looked after and ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order.

2. Children who have a sibling as a day student at the College at the time of application unless the sibling is in the last year of the normal age range of the school, [Year 13] or the sibling has already indicated that he or she will not be attending the school at the date of admission. A sibling means the sister, brother, half brother or sister, or child of the parent /carer permanently living at the same address as that brother or sister.

3. Children who are successful in gaining one of the places available to those who demonstrate the greatest aptitude for modern foreign languages and/or music. 12 places may be allocated in this way. 7 of these places will be based solely on aptitude for languages, 3 will be based solely on aptitude for music and 2 on a combination of both languages and music. 4. Children of staff directly employed by the school in

either or both of the following circumstances: • where the member of staff has been employed

for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or

• the member of staff is permanently employed to fill a vacant post for which there is a

demonstrable skill shortage, where the child would require the place at the time of the member of staff taking up the post.

Children of staff are those where the staff member is the child’s parent by blood or adoption, or the member of staff has legal parental responsibility for the child. The child must have lived at the same address as the parent employed by the school for at least one year at the time of application.

5. Any further places will be allocated in the following manner:

• Up to 33% of these places will be allocated to pupils attending the following schools: All Saints, St. Joseph’s, Summercroft, Thorn Grove,

Windhill21.

• Up to 33% of these places will be allocated to pupils attending the following schools: Hillmead, Manor Fields, Richard Whittington, Northgate, St. Michael’s, Thorley Hill.

• Up to 33% of these places will be allocated to pupils attending other schools.

Queries about the outcome of applications to this school and how the admissions rules were applied should be addressed to the school direct.

Hockerill Anglo European College – Boarding places Headteacher: Richard Markham MA (Oxon)

Dunmow Road, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 5HX

Tel: 01279 658451 Fax: 01279 755918

admin@hockerill.herts.sch.uk www.hockerill.com

Type: Academy(co-educational) Number on Roll: 861

Published Admission Number: 52 School Code: 9195427 (day)

9199909 (boarding)

This school has day places and boarding places.

If you apply online, please choose whether you want to apply for a day place or a boarding place. If you apply on paper you should use the code 9195427 for a day place and 9199909 for a boarding place.

Open Event details

Saturday 19 September, 8.45 -12.00 noon. The Principal’s speech will take place at 9.00am, 10.00am & 11.00am with tours running throughout the morning. Last tour 11.30am. Language and Music aptitude test, Saturday 26 September, registration for the aptitude tests is on the College website. www.hockerill.com

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Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form AND complete the supplementary form available from the school or the above website.

What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 52 52 Total number of applications 197 187 Total number of places offered 52 50* *On allocation day, two outcomes of suitability interviews were pending.

Places offered under each rule

2014 2015

Looked after children 0 0

Boarding Need 52 50*

Sibling 0 0

Random Allocation 0 0

*On allocation day, two outcomes of suitability interviews were pending.

The school is required to admit a pupil where the school is named in a Statement of Special Education Needs under section 324 Education Act 1996 or in an Education Health and Care Plan under section 43 Children & Families Act 2014.

Summary of Admissions Rules

1. Children who are looked after by a Local Authority in England and Wales, in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989 and children who were looked after and ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order.

2. Children of members of the UK Armed Forces who qualify for Ministry of Defence financial assistance with the cost of boarding school fees.

3. Candidates who have satisfied the Governing Body that they have a significant degree of boarding need (see below).

4. Children who have a sibling as a boarding student at the College at the time of application unless the sibling is in the last year of the normal age range of the school, [Year 13] or the sibling has already indicated that he or she will not be attending the school at the date of admission. A sibling means the sister, brother, half brother or sister, or child of the parent /carer permanently living at the same address as that brother or sister.

5. Should any places remain after applying the above criteria the Governors will use a random allocation system.

Boarding Need

Places allocated under this criterion will first be offered to children of members of the UK Armed Forces, who because of high family mobility, qualify for Ministry of Defence financial assistance with the cost of boarding school fees. This category includes, but is not limited to, children of Crown Servants serving abroad;

children at risk or with an unstable home environment; children whose parent/s spend much of the year abroad for work purposes; children whose parent/s is/are temporarily or permanently resident abroad; children who will be subject to a high degree of mobility

over the next 7 years; children whose parents’ work pattern compromises their effective care outside the normal day school hours.

Queries about the outcome of applications to this school and how the admissions rules were applied should be addressed to the school direct.

St Mary’s Catholic School

Headteacher: Mr Andrew Celano BSc(Hons) MEd Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2NQ

Tel: 01279 654901 Fax: 01279 653889

info@stmarys.net www.stmarys.net

Type: Voluntary Aided (co-educational) Number on Roll: 928

Denomination: Catholic

Published Admission Number: 155 School Code: 9195422

Open Event details

Wednesday 23 September, 6.00 - 8.30pm. Headteacher talks 6.30 & 7.30pm. Light refreshments in the Dining Hall. Morning tours by arrangement for those who could not attend the Evening. Please telephone to make an appointment. Full details at www.stmarys.net Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form AND complete the Supplementary Information Form available from the school or the above website.

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What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 155 155 Total number of applications 586 647 Total number of places offered 155 155 Places offered under each rule

2014 2015

SEN 2 2

Catholic Looked after children 0 0

Catholic Siblings 65 73

Catholics with priest’s reference in

designated parishes 65 80

Catholic applicant who is

son/daughter of a member of staff

at the school 0 0

Catholics with a baptism certificate

in designated parishes 15 0

Catechumens or members of an

Eastern Christian Church 0 0

Catholics attending a primary in

designated areas 5 0

Catholics outside designated area 3 0 Any other Catholic applicant 0 0 Non Catholic Looked after children 0 0 Applicants with a sibling or

son/daughter of a member of staff 0 0 Other practising Christians 0 0

Any other applicant 0 0

Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the school to admit a child with a Statement of Special Education Needs. Schools must also admit a child with an Education Health and Care Plan that names the school.

Summary of Admission Rules

1. Catholic Looked After Children and Catholic children who have been adopted (or made subject to child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after; Looked After Children are defined as children in public care within the meaning of s22 of the Children Act 1989.

2. Catholic applicants who have provided a Certificate of Baptism and who have a sibling who attends (or attended up to Yr13 and has now left) the school. 3. Practising Catholic applicants with no sibling

connection, who have provided a Certificate of Baptism and a Parish Priest’s Reference, in the following proportions:

• 42½% of the remaining places to those living in the Catholic parishes that are based in Bishop’s Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and Much Hadham. • 42½% of the remaining places to those living in

other parts of the Lea Valley Deanery.

• 15% of the remaining places to those living in the Catholic parishes that are based in Dunmow, Bardfield and Thaxted, Saffron Walden and Stansted.

These areas are defined in the maps found at http://www.stmarys.net

If any of the three designated areas is

under-subscribed, the places will be redistributed among the designated areas in the relative proportions above, before any offers are made to applicants in Criterion 4.

4. A Catholic applicant who is the son/daughter of a member of staff at the school. The member of staff must be a direct employee of the governors, and have been in this employment for at least 2 years.

5. Catholic applicants with no sibling connection, who have provided a Certificate of Baptism, who live in the three areas designated in Criterion 3. The allocation of places between the three areas will be such that the cumulative number of places in Criterion 3 and Criterion 5 taken together are in the “42½-42½-15” proportions described in Criterion 3.

If any of the three designated areas is under-subscribed, the places will be redistributed among the designated areas in the relative proportions above, before any offers are made to applicants in Criterion 6.

6. Any Catholic applicant who at the time of application is attending any primary school located within one of the areas designated in Criterion 3.

7. Any other Catholic applicant

8. Non-Catholic Looked After Children and non-Catholic children who have been adopted (or made subject to child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after.

9. Any applicant who is a catechumen or member of an Eastern Christian Church.

10. Any applicant with a sibling who attends (or attended up to Yr13 and has now left) the school, or an

applicant who is the son/daughter of a member of staff at the school. The member of staff must be a direct employee of the governors, and have been in this employment for at least 2 years.

11. Any applicant who is a practising Christian of another denomination. Evidence of regular church or chapel attendance will be required from the appropriate priest or minister of religion. This evidence should state that the priest or minister knows the applicant as a member of the faith community who regularly

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worships. A baptismal certificate is not required but a birth certificate is required as proof of identity. 12. Any other applicant.

Queries about the outcome of applications to this school and how the admissions rules were applied should be addressed to the school direct.

Borehamwood

Hertswood Academy

Headteacher: Peter Gillett

Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, WD6 5LG

Tel: 0208 238 7200 Fax: 0208 238 7290

admin@hertswoodacademy.org www.hertswoodacademy.org Type: Academy (co-educational) Number on roll: 1323

Published admission number: 240 School Code: 9194001

Open Event details

Monday 21 September, 5.30 - 8.00pm. Headteacher’s speeches at 6.00pm & 7.00pm. Group tours 22 September until 2 October, please telephone to make an

appointment. Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form

What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 240 240 Total number of applications 240 308 Total number of places offered 259 260 Hertswood Academy School was able to offer places to all children who applied to it in 2014 and 2015.

Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the school to admit a child with a Statement of Special Education Needs. Schools must also admit a child with an Education Health and Care Plan that names the school.

Summary of Admission Rules

Where applications for admission exceed the number of places available, the following criteria will be applied, in the order set out below, to decide which children to admit:

1. Children looked after and previously children looked after.

2. Children with a sibling on the Academy’s roll in years 7 to 10 at the time of application and who are reasonably expected to be on the Academy’s roll in September 2016.

3. Priority to children of all staff employed by the Academy who, at the deadline for application, have been employed for two years or more or have been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage and in both cases will be working at Hertswood in September 2016.

4. Other children by distance from the Academy, with priority being given to those children who live nearest to the Academy. (If two children live the same

distance from the Academy random allocation will be used as a tie break and this random allocation process will be independently supervised.) Distances are measured using the home-school measurement system used by Hertfordshire County Council as outlined in the County's admission arrangements and application literature.

Tie-break

Distance will be used as a tie-break, if required, in criteria 1-3 above.

Queries about the outcome of applications to this school and how the admissions rules were applied should be addressed to Hertfordshire County Council.

Yavneh College

Headteacher: Mr Spencer Lewis BA (Hons) MA NPQH Hillside Avenue, Borehamwood, WD6 1HL

Tel: 0208 7365580 Fax: 0208 9532749

admin@yavnehcollege.herts.sch.uk www.yavnehcollege.org

Type: Academy (co-educational) Number on Roll: 917

Published Admission Number: 150 Denomination: Jewish

School Code: 9194802 Open Event details

Thursday 17 September, 6.00 – 9.00pm.

Open Mornings: 21 September, 1, 8 & 9 October, 8.45 - 10.15am. For security purposes, advanced online booking is mandatory at www.yavnehcollege.org

Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form AND complete the Supplementary Information Form available from the school or the above website AND Complete the Certificate of Religious Practice, available from the school or on the above web site.

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What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 150 150 Total number of applications 477 513 Total number of places offered 150 150 Places offered under each rule

2014 2015

LAC 0 0

SEN 3 2

Sibling 74 76

Feeder Schools 29 37

Children of members of teaching

staff 1 0

Nearest maintained Jewish

Schools 43 35

Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the school to admit a child with a Statement of Special Education Needs. Schools must also admit a child with an Education Health and Care Plan that names the school.

Summary of Admissions Rules

A. A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but ceased to be so due to an

adoption, child arrangements or special

guardianship order. A looked after child is one who is a) in the care of a local authority or b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services function (within the meaning of section 22 of the Children Act 1989) who obtain a minimum of three points on the Yavneh College Certificate of Religious Practice. B. Other children who obtain a minimum of three

points on the Yavneh College Certificate of Religious Practice.

C. Any other ‘looked after child’, or child who was previously looked after but ceased to be so due to an adoption, child arrangements or special guardianship order, who obtained fewer than 3 points on the Yavneh College Certificate of Religious Practice.

D. Any other children who obtain fewer than three points on the Yavneh College Certificate of Religious Practice.

In the event of over-subscription within each of the above categories B and D, places will be offered in accordance with the following further criteria:

1. Siblings of pupils attending Yavneh College at the deadline for application and who i) will still be attending Yavneh College in September 2016 or ii) have formerly attended Yavneh College for a period of at least two academic years. For these purposes a sibling means the sister, brother, half-brother or sister, step-brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, and in every case living permanently in the same house from Monday to Friday.

2. Children attending Hertsmere Jewish Primary School or Clore Shalom Primary School at the deadline for application.

3. Children of members of teaching staff. For these purposes, a member of teaching staff means an individual whom, at the deadline of application, has a full-time permanent teaching contract of employment with Yavneh College and i) has been employed at the school for two or more years or ii) has been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage, and in both cases i) and ii) will be working at Yavneh College in September 2016. 4. Children for whom Yavneh College is their nearest

Jewish secondary school.

In the event of over-subscription after each of the above criteria 1- 4 has been applied, proximity to the School of the child’s home address as at the deadline for application will in each of the above categories be the determining factor. Where the child lives with parents with shared responsibility, each for a part of the week, the child’s home address will be defined as the address at which they spend the greater part of the week.

Queries about the outcome of applications to

this school and how the admissions rules were applied should be addressed to the school direct.

Brookmans Park

Chancellor’s School

Headteacher: Mr David Croston (BSc)

Pine Grove, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, AL9 7BN

Tel: 01707 650702 Fax: 01707 663204

admin@chancellors.herts.sch.uk www.chancellors.herts.sch.uk Type: Foundation (co-educational) Number on Roll: 1075

Published Admission Number: 180 School Code: 9195419

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Open Event details

Thursday 17 September, 6.00 - 9.00pm. The Headteacher will speak at 6.10pm, 7.00pm & 7.45pm. W/c 21

September there will be open morning tours, please contact the school office 01707 650702 to book an appointment.

Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form AND complete the supplementary information form available from the school or the

above website.

What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 180 180 Total number of applications 661 597 Total number of places offered 180 180 Places offered under each rule

2014 2015

SEN/LAC 3 1

Siblings 67 48

Children of Staff 1 0

Music Aptitude 18 18

Feeder Primary Schools 85 93

Proximity 6 20

Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the school to admit a child with a Statement of Special Education Needs. Schools must also admit a child with an Education Health and Care Plan that names the school.

Summary of Admissions Rules

1. Looked after Children and children who were looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).

2. Children with a sibling attending the school at the time of admission.

3. Children of staff at the school where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application is made, or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

4. Pupils with a proven aptitude in Music.

5. Children attending the following primary schools. Brookmans

Park 11% Oakmere 6%

Countess Anne 3% Oakview 5% Cuffley 14% Ponsbourne St. Mary’s 4%

Cranborne 14% Pope Paul 3%

De Havilland 6% St Giles, S Mimms 3% Essendon 4% St Mary’s N. Mymms 5% Ladbrooke 6% St Philip Howard 3%

Little Heath 6% Wroxham 4%

Northaw 3%

6. Any remaining places will be allocated by proximity to the school using the home school measurement system used by Hertfordshire County Council as outlined in the County’s admission arrangements and application literature. Ten per cent of places (i.e. 18) will be allocated on the basis of a musical aptitude test.

In the event of a tie for the final place(s) priority will be given to pupils living closest to the school, using the home-school measurement system used by Hertfordshire County Council. In the case of over-subscription under criterion 5, the number of places assigned to each listed school will be by fixed percentages to the remaining available places. The percentages have been set with regard to the size of the school and the historical acceptances from the individual school.

Within each listed school’s application, proximity to Chancellor’s using the home school measurement system used by Hertfordshire County Council from each

applicant’s registered home address to Chancellor’s will be used to decide priority. Where the number of applicants from the named school is less than the

allocation, the excess places will be distributed according to criterion 6.

Queries about the outcome of applications to this school and how the admissions rules were applied should be addressed to the school direct.

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Broxbourne

The Broxbourne School

Headteacher: Ms Paula Humphreys High Road, Broxbourne, EN10 7DD

Tel: 01992 411060 Fax: 01992 411061

admin@broxbourne.herts.sch.uk www.broxbourne.herts.sch.uk Type: Academy (co-educational) Number on Roll: 1248

Published Admission Number: 206 School Code: 9194101

Open Event details

Tuesday 8 September, 5.45 - 9.00pm. The Headteacher will speak at 6.30pm & 7.30pm. Group tours during the day w/c Monday 14 September for two weeks. Please telephone the school to make an appointment. Aptitude for Languages test, Saturday 3 October. Please visit the school website for more information.

Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form AND complete the supplementary information form available from the school or the above website. Applications for the Aptitude for Languages Test must be submitted to the school by 4pm on Tuesday 22nd September.

What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 206 206 Total number of applications 1014 959 Total number of places offered 206 216* *The Admission Authority of The Broxbourne School increased the admission number of Year 7 children from 206 to 216 for the academic year 2015/2016.

Places offered under each rule

2014 2015 SEN/Medical Social/Looked After 4 9

Children of Staff 1 1

Siblings 76 79

Geographical 105 107

Aptitude 20 20

Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the school to admit a child with a Statement of Special Education Needs. Schools must also admit a child with an Education Health and Care Plan that names the school.

90% of allocations (186) will be made using the following criteria (1 to 5) in the order set out below and the remaining 10% of allocations will be made using criterion (6).

Summary of Admissions Rules

1. Children who are or have been in public care (Children Looked After) and previously looked after. 2. Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they

have a particular medical and/or social need which makes Broxbourne School the most suitable school for that child.

3. Children of staff at the school where the member of staff has been employed under a contract of

employment with the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made or the member of staff is recruited under a contract of employment to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. 4. Children who have an older brother or sister (a

sibling) at the school living at the same address at the time of application, unless it is anticipated that the sibling will have left the school before the date of proposed admission of the applicant.

5. Home to school distance. The ‘tie-breaker’. After places have been allocated using criteria 1, 2, 3 and 4 home to school distance is used as the ‘tie-breaker’ to allocate any remaining places within the 90% of places (186) allocated to criteria 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. 6. The remaining 10% of places (20) will be allocated for

children who show an aptitude for languages on the basis of an assessment of aptitude carried out by the school. Priority will be given to those with the highest score in this test. In the event of a tie-break being required under this criterion, places will be allocated using criteria 5 (home-school distance using the home-school measurement system used by Hertfordshire County Council as outlined in the County’s admission arrangements and application literature). In the event that applications for places under this criterion are less than 10% of the total (20), any remaining places will be added to the places available under criteria 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (in that order until all the places have been allocated).

Queries about the outcome of applications to this school and how the admissions rules were applied should be addressed to the school direct.

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Buntingford

Freman College

Headteacher: Ms Helen Loughran

Bowling Green Lane, Buntingford, SG9 9BT

Tel: 01763 271818 Fax: 01763 273467

admin@freman.org.uk www.freman.org.uk

Type: Academy (co-educational) Number on Roll: 877

Published Admission Number: 210 School Code: 9194141

This is an upper school which takes children from Year 9.

Open Event details

Wednesday 7 October, 6.30pm. Please contact the college office for a tour during the working day.

Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form. What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 210 210 Total number of applications 283 288 Total number of places offered 210 210 Places offered under each rule

2014 2015

SEN/LAC 7 2

Feeder School Sibling 63 71

Feeder School Distance 121 120

Non Feeder School Sibling 1 2

Non Feeder School Distance 18 15 Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the school to admit a child with a Statement of Special Education Needs. Schools must also admit a child with an Education Health and Care Plan that names the school.

Summary of Admissions Rules

1. Children in public care (children looked after) and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order).

2. Students with a sibling attending the college at the time of application with a reasonable expectation they will be attending at the time of the start of the new academic year.

3. Students living closest to the college according to the definition of ‘home to school distance’ given in Hertfordshire County Council’s current determined schools admissions arrangements.

Tie-break

In the event that there are more applicants meeting any of the oversubscription criteria above than remaining places available, the tie-break described in Hertfordshire County Council’s current admissions arrangements will be applied to allocate the remaining places.

Queries about the outcome of applications to this school and how the admissions rules were applied should be addressed to the school direct.

Bushey

The Bushey Academy

Principal: Mr A Hemmings

London Road, Bushey, WD23 3AA

Tel: 0208 950 9502 Fax: 0208 420 4038

admin@thebusheyacademy.org www.thebusheyacademy.org Type: Academy (co-educational) Number on Roll: 780

Published Admission Number: 210 School Code: 9196906

Open Event details

Thursday 17 September, 5.30 – 9.00pm. Principal’s speeches at 6.00pm, 6.45pm, 7.30pm & 8.15pm. Tours can be booked by contacting the academy office. Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form.

What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 210 210 Total number of applications 612 710 Total number of places offered 265 240* *The Admission Authority of The Bushey Academy increased the admission number of Year 7 children from 210 to 240 for the academic year 2015/2016.

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Places offered under each rule 2014 2015 SEN/LAC 1 3 Social/Medical needs 1 0 Siblings 55 64 Distance 208 173

Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the school to admit a child with a Statement of Special Education Needs. Schools must also admit a child with an Education Health and Care Plan that names the school.

Summary of Admissions Rules

1. Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989. Previously Looked After Children are

children who were Looked After, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a Child Arrangements order or Special Guardianship order, defined by Section 14A of the Children Act 1989).

2. Pupils who, on the date of admission, will have a sibling (i.e. a natural brother or adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister, or step brother or sister who will be living with them at the same address at the date of their entry to the Academy) on the roll of the Academy.

3. The remaining places will be offered to pupils with the nearest distance measurement on the basis of

proximity; i.e. pupils who live the nearest distance at the close of the Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) admission application date. Home to academy distance will be measured using the home-school measurement system used by Hertfordshire County Council as outlined in the County’s admission arrangements and application literature. Tie-break

Siblings: In the event of a tiebreak under the sibling criterion, random allocation will be used.

Distance: In the event of a tiebreak under the distance criterion, random allocation will be used.

Multiple Births: Children from multiple births will be considered under the admissions criteria as individual children.

Queries about the outcome of applications to this school and how the admissions rules were applied should be addressed to the school direct.

Bushey Meads School Headteacher: Jeremy Turner

Coldharbour Lane, Bushey, WD23 4PA

Tel: 0208 950 3000 Fax: 0208 950 6208

reception@busheymeads.org.uk www.busheymeads.org.uk Type: Academy (co-educational) Number on Roll: 1035

Published Admission Number: 200 School Code: 9195408

Open Event details

Thursday 24 September, 6.30 - 9.00pm. Headteacher’s speeches will take place at 6:30pm, 7:15pm and 8:00pm. Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form AND complete the Supplementary Information Form available from the school or the above website.

What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 170 170 Total number of applications 886 1006 Total number of places offered 170 201* *The Admission Authority of Bushey Meads School increased the admission number of Year 7 children from 170 to 201 for the academic year 2015/2016.

Places offered under each rule

2014 2015 Technology Aptitude 17 17 SEN/LAC 7 15 Siblings 57 50 Medical Reasons 1 7 Past siblings 13 11 Distance to School 75 101 2014 2015 Band A 39 46 Band B 38 46 Band C 38 46 Band D 38 46

Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the school to admit a child with a Statement of Special Education Needs. Schools must also admit a child with an Education Health and Care Plan that names the school.

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Summary of Admissions Rules

1. 20 places will be allocated on the results of a standardised test of abstract reasoning to assess technological aptitude, places being offered in descending order of test score.

2. Taking into account the places offered to children currently attending a primary school within the Bushey St James Trust (Little Reddings Primary School) and the 20 places allocated on the results of the technological aptitude test, the remaining places available at the school will be allocated in equal quartiles:

25% of the remaining places will be allocated to Band A applicants

25% of the remaining places will be allocated to Band B applicants

25% of the remaining places will be allocated to Band C applicants

25% of the remaining places will be allocated to Band D applicants

In the event of under subscription to any band, applicants with the highest score in the adjacent band will be allocated as follows:

Band A: applicants taken from Band B Band B: applicants taken alternatively from Bands A and C

Band C: applicants taken alternatively from Bands B and D

Band D: applicants taken from Band C

If there are no further applicants in the adjacent band, places will be allocated to applicants with the highest scores in the next band. Notes: A child who is the twin of a child offered a place will also be offered a place in the appropriate ability band.

Oversubscription to any band

In the event of oversubscription to any band,

places will be offered by applying the following criteria in the order given below:

1. Children currently in public care (Children Looked After); children who were in care but have since been adopted, or subject to a child arrangements/special guardianship order.

2. Children currently in Primary Schools within the Bushey St James trust. As long as they are not applying for any other school in the consortium they will not be required to take the SW Herts consortium test.

3. Children of staff at the school where the member of staff has been employed under a contract of

employment with the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made or the member of staff is recruited

under a contract of employment to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. 4. Children with a brother or sister already at the school

and still expected to be at the school when the transfer takes place. (A sibling means the sister, brother, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, or child of the parent/ carer or partner, or children looked after and previously looked after). 5. Children who have a compelling medical reason

attested by a Medical Practitioner or Consultant, which makes attendance at Bushey Meads School essential. It would also be helpful to provide a letter from your child’s current school explaining how his/her medical condition or disability impacts on his/her school life. Please note that the letter from the Medical Practitioner must explain clearly WHY the child’s severity of illness or disability makes

attendance at only Bushey Meads School essential. 6. Children who have a brother or sister who attended

the school in the past or who currently attends but who will have left by the time the transfer takes place. For the purpose of criterion 4, a sibling means the sister, brother, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, or child of the parent/carer or partner, or children looked after and previously looked after.

7. Children in order of preference relating to the distance of their home from Bushey Meads School. When only one place remains in a band and the remaining applicants live an equal distance from the school, the place will be allocated to the child with the higher score in the cognitive abilities tests. The distance from an applicant’s house to the school is a straight line distance measurement provided by Hertfordshire County Council’s GIS system as outlined in the Moving On publication.

The band in which a child is placed is determined by the results of a set of standardised Maths and Verbal Reasoning tests.

• Children with a score equivalent to the top 25% of the population taking the tests are placed in band A. • The next 25% taking the test are placed in band B. • The next 25% are placed in Band C and next 25% are

placed in Band D.

Queries about the outcome of applications to

this school and how the admissions rules were applied should be addressed to the school direct.

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Queens’ School

Headteacher: Terence James Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD23 2TY

Tel: 01923 224465 Fax: 01923 223975

office@queens.herts.sch.uk www.queens.herts.sch.uk Type: Academy (co-educational) Number on Roll: 1700

Published Admission Number: 265 School Code: 9195410

Open Event details

Thursday 1 October, 4.00 – 8.30pm. The Head will speak at 4.15, 5.15, 6pm, 6.45 & 7.30pm. School visits can be booked on the evening.

Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form AND complete the Supplementary Information Form available from the school or the above website What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 265 265 Total number of applications 1419 1447 Total number of places offered 265 265 Places offered under each rule

2014 2015

SEN/LAC 5 3

Siblings 116 103

Aptitude for Sport or Music 26 26

Assessment Test 91 91

Distance 27 40

Multiple birth 0 2 Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the school to admit a child with a Statement of Special Education Needs. Schools must also admit a child with an Education Health and Care Plan that names the school.

Summary of Admissions Rules

1. Children who are currently, or have previously been, in the care of the Local Authority.

2. Children with a sibling attending the school at the time of admission (a sibling means the brother/sister, half brother/sister, adopted brother/sister, or a child of the parent or partner, in every case living in the same house from Monday to Friday).

3. Children whose permanent residence is located within postcodes WD3-7, WD17-19, WD23-25, AL2 (south of M25),HA6, HA5 3**, HA5 4**, HA3 6**, HA7 3**, HA7 4**.

If category 3 is oversubscribed, the following criteria will be used:

4. (a) up to 5% of places (13) for children with a particular aptitude in sport.

(b)up to 5% of places (13) for children with a particular aptitude in music.

5. Up to 35% of places (92) will be available by ability, in strict order of merit, based on the results of the assessment test.

6. Any remaining places, not less than 10% (27), for those qualifying under 3 above will be allocated by the shortest distance to the school.

and finally for any further places available:

7. Children whose permanent residence is outside the postcode areas in 3 above, preference being given to those living closest to the school.

Queries about the outcome of applications to this school and how the admissions rules were applied should be addressed to the school direct.

Cheshunt

Cheshunt School

Headteacher: Andy Stainton College Road, Cheshunt, EN8 9LY

Tel: 01992 624375 Fax: 01992 643411

admin@cheshunt.herts.sch.uk www.cheshunt.herts.sch.uk Type: Foundation (co-educational) Number on Roll: 500

Published Admission Number: 150 School Code: 9195425

Open Event details

Wednesday 16 September, 5.30 - 8.30pm. Headteacher’s talk at 6.15 & 7.15pm.

Application form

Apply online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or on the Hertfordshire paper application form. What happened in previous years

2014 2015 Number of places available 176 176 Total number of applications 227 226 Total number of places offered 75 77

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