Posted: Monday 6th November 2017
The application process for primary, junior and middle schools is now open.
If your child is due to start primary school or move on to junior or middle school next year, make sure you apply for a place in good time.
The easiest way to apply for a school place for September 2018 is to visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions and complete the online application form.
If you apply online, you can:
- Amend your application at any time up to the closing date
- Access your school offer before allocation letters are received
- Accept your school allocation online.
Last year, 99 per cent of parents/carers applied this way and found the system quick, easy and secure.
A leaflet explaining how to apply will be distributed to families at the beginning of November. They will be posted directly to families with children of reception age and distributed by schools to children in year 2 in infant schools and year 4 in first schools.
The closing date for applications is Monday 15 January 2018. It is vital that parents/carers make their applications on time.
A quick and easy way of obtaining all the information you need about the primary process is by going to www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions
Parents/carers without internet access can request a paper application form from the Customer Service Centre that must be returned direct to the Admissions and Transport team. Application forms cannot be returned to any Hertfordshire school.
Before making an application, parents and carers are strongly advised to visit schools to help decide their preferences. Parents/carers should contact schools directly to find out more.
The on-time application process for admission into secondary, upper, studio schools and university technical colleges, to start in September 2018 has now closed. Parents and carers can continue to make late applications for this process at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions. The last date to make an application to be considered for allocation day is 31 January 2018.
Parents/carers are advised to check www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions for any updates to the published admission arrangements or timescales, and for advice on where to find extra help about applying for places. Details about new schools and additional places will also be published on the website.