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Hertfordshire County Council

Some schools offer a small percentage of their places to  children with a particular aptitude. Some schools also select a percentage of their places based on academic ability.

All schools selecting pupils by aptitude or ability should have made arrangements to test pupils and provide the outcome of tests before 31 October 2023.

If you’re applying to a school that tests aptitude or ability, contact the school asap for more information about the arrangements and timescales for testing.

Schools that include testing as part of their admission arrangements are:


The South West Herts Schools Consortium also includes ability or aptitude testing.  Those schools include:

  • Croxley Danes
  • Parmiter's
  • Queens
  • Rickmansworth
  • St Clement Danes
  • Watford Grammar School for Boys
  • Watford Grammar School for Girls

You can email the South West Herts Schools Consortium with any enquiries.



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