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Welcome to School Admissions & Transport

Going to a new school is a very important step for your child. Hertfordshire County Council wants to make the process of applying for a school place as easy as possible for parents and carers. The information on these pages is intended to guide you through the application and allocation process. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Applications for September 2014  

Under 11s

Reception, junior and middle outcomes will be released today, Wednesday 16 April 2014. Applicants who applied online and have a confirmed email address should receive an email after 6pm.  Online applicants will also be able to log in to the online system to view their allocation and respond accordingly. Please note that the online system will be available after emails have been sent. If you applied on paper, or have not confirmed your email address, you will be sent a letter by first class post today, Wednesday 16 April.

If you have not yet made an application, and wish to do so, please contact the Customer Service Centre to request a paper application form. Detailed information including the interactive 'Under 11s' booklet and schools directory can be found here.

Secondary Transfer

Allocations for the first run of Secondary/Upper/Year 10 continuing interest were released Friday 21 March, from 5pm.  Click here for more information.

If you have not yet made an application, and wish to do so, please contact the Customer Service Centre to request a paper application form. Detailed information about the Secondary/Upper/Year 10 process, including the interactive "Moving On" booklet and schools directory, can be found here.


Information about applying for a Nursery school place for September 2014 please click here.

Determined Admission Arrangments 2015-16

Hertfordshire County Council has determined its admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools for 2015/16 and has also agreed schemes of coordination for primary and secondary schools for the 2015/16 academic year.

The county's arrangements were agreed at Cabinet on 25 March 2014 and by full County Council on 26 March 2014. Full details can be found at here

Determined admission arrangements for all foundation and  voluntary aided schools and academies in Hertfordshire will also be available at from 1 May 2014. Own admission authority schools and academies must also publish admission arrangements on individual school websites.

Objections to the arrangements of any school or academy must be made to the Office of the School's Adjudicator by 30 June 2014:

In Year Applications

In year applications are where children wish to change school outside the usual transfer period. The process for applying for In Year admissions has changed and you should carefully read the information on the In Year pages using the link on the left.


Companies that offer admissions advice are not endorsed by Hertfordshire County Council. Everything you need to know about applying for a school place can be found on this website. If you have any questions or need help with your child's application for a school place you can call our Customer Service Centre. The admissions team is here to help you, offering up-to-date and accurate information with our free and confidential service.