Posted: Friday 5th January 2018
A reminder that the process for applying to primary, junior and middle schools in Hertfordshire closes soon and it is vital that parents and carers make their applications before the deadline of Monday 15 January.
All the information you need about the process and 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. Online applications can be amended at any time up to the closing date and the school offer can be viewed and responded to before allocation letters are received.
Last year 99 per cent of parents/carers applied online and found the system quick, easy and secure.
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.
Terry Douris, Cabinet Member for Education, Libraries and Localism, said: “We have a good track record of children getting a place at one of their preferred schools and we understand this is really important to parents and carers. Last year almost 98 percent of children in Hertfordshire were allocated one of their four ranked primary, junior or middle schools and nearly 95 percent allocated one of their four ranked secondary or upper schools.
We’re not always able to completely satisfy parental preference, despite working very hard to achieve this. I would urge parents/carers to carefully consider the schools they rank, to make realistic preferences and to visit local schools before applying.”
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.