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Hertfordshire County Council

Primary school appeals – starting at primary 2024

This appeals process is for people applying for their child to start primary school for the first time in September 2024.

You will need to create an account first. You will need:

  • your application reference number
  • child ID.

Hertfordshire residents – log into the admissions system to find your reference number and child ID. They are on the page where you can see your allocation.

Out of county residents – call 0300 123 4043 for your reference number and child ID (these will be sent via automated email).  

Hertfordshire residents who applied using a paper form should also call 0300 123 4043 for registration details. 

Appeals deadline – submit your appeal by 4pm on 22 May 2024.


  • Appeals will be heard between 13 June – 19 July 2024.
  • We'll notify appellants (the person who made the appeal) about their appeal hearing at least 2 weeks in advance of the hearing (unless you've been requested to agree shorter timescales).
  • Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 working days in advance of the hearing.
  • Appeals lodged after the deadline will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged – whichever is the later date.


If you wish to appeal for one of the schools listed below, please contact the school directly:

  • Barkway C of E First School
  • Barley C of E First School
  • Beech Hyde Primary School (Wheathampstead)               
  • Chaulden Junior School (Hemel Hempstead)                         
  • Clore Shalom School (Shenley)                                      
  • Hertsmere Jewish Primary School (Radlett)
  • Hormead C of E First and Nursery School (Great Hormead)           
  • Larkspur Academy (Ware)           
  • Little Reddings Primary School (Bushey)                            
  • Mandeville Primary School (St Albans)
  • Our Lady Catholic Primary School (Welwyn Garden City)
  • St Albert the Great Catholic Primary (Hemel Hempstead)    
  • St Mary’s VA C of E Primary School (Northchurch)
  • St Mary’s C of E VA Primary School (Welham Green)                       
  • St Philip Howard Catholic Primary School (Hatfield)                         
  • St Thomas More RC Primary School (Berkhamsted).


See previous years appeals statistics

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