Under 11s - Applying for primary, junior and middle schools in 2020
Published: 30 Oct 2019
The process for applying to primary, junior and middle
schools in Hertfordshire opens Monday 4 November.
If your child is due to start primary school or move on to a 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 2020 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 you can access your school offer before
allocation letters are received and accept your school allocation online.
Last year, 99 per cent of parents/carers applied this way and found the system
quick, easy and secure.
Jenny Coles, Hertfordshire County Council’s Director of Children’s Services,
said: “Our aim is to ensure every child in Hertfordshire has a good start in
life with a place at their preferred school with additional support provided
where needed. Last year
nearly 98 per cent of children in Hertfordshire were allocated one of their
four ranked primary, junior or middle schools.
our best efforts, we can’t always guarantee parental preference. I would urge
parents/carers to carefully consider the schools they rank, to make realistic
preferences and to visit local schools before applying.”
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 two in infant
schools and year four in first schools.
The closing date for Under 11s applications is Wednesday 15 January
2020. It is vital that parents/carers make their applications on time.
All the information you need about the Under 11s process is available on www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions
Parents/carers without internet access can request a paper application form
from the Customer Service Centre (0300 123 4043) that must be returned direct
to the Admissions and Transport team. Application forms cannot be returned to
any Hertfordshire school.