Important dates – primary, junior and middle school admissions


5 November 2018

Online system opens for you to apply online.

Nov / Dec 2018

Open events at schools. 

Find individual school details in the schools directory.

15 January 2019

Deadline to apply for a school place.

1 February 2019

  • Last date to submit a written explanation giving reasons why your application was late, for your application to be agreed as ‘on time’.

  • If you move house, this is the last date for you to provide evidence of your new address and for it to be considered ‘on time’ in the allocation process.

4 March 2019

Applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the week commencing 17 June 2019.

16 April 2019

National allocation day

We will email you the school you've been allocated, if you applied online and confirmed your email address. The online allocation system will be updated with allocations and be available only after allocation emails have been sent.

Notification letters will be posted first class only to parents or carers who applied on paper.

If you applied online, you can use online facilities including appeals and continuing interest.

16 – 22 April 2019

Continuing interest applications open.

You can add new school preferences for some Hertfordshire schools for the first continuing interest run. Information will be available online on 16 April 2019.

16 – 30 April 2019

Continuing interest lists are created.

Applicants with unmet higher preferences will automatically go on the list for those schools.

Parents or carers should confirm this with schools responsible for their own admissions.

30 April 2019

Last date for accepting the place offered.

Online applicants must accept the place online.

Paper applicants should return their response form to the Admissions and Transport team.

13 – 17 May 2019

First continuing interest run.

We'll contact you with an offer of a new school place, if you're successful at the first continuing interest run.

22 May 2019 (4pm)

Last date to register an appeal.

20 – 28 May 2019

Continuing interest applications open for the second run.

You can add new school preferences for any school for the second continuing interest run.

28 May 2019

Last date to register a change of preferences or for new applications to be added for the second continuing interest run.

17 – 23 June 2019

Second (and final) continuing interest run.

We'll contact you with an offer of a new school place, if you're successful at the second continuing interest run.

June – August 2019

If school vacancies occur, places will be filled from remaining continuing interest lists.

20 June – 24 July 2019

School place appeals take place during this period.

June 2019

To retain your continuing interest for a Hertfordshire junior or middle school, you will need to make an in year application from June 2019 (exact date to be confirmed).

24 July 2019

To retain your continuing interest for a Hertfordshire primary school, you'll need to make an in year application from 24 July.