In Year Admissions

Applications for in year admissions are made online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions.

To check whether we have any vacancies, please check here.

Over-subscription Criteria:

Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the governing bodies of all maintained schools to admit a child with a statement of special educational needs that names their school.

Remaining places will be allocated according to the following criteria:
1. Children looked after and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order or a special guardianship order).
2. Medical or Social: Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical or social need to go to the school.
3. Linked School: In the case of junior schools, children who attend the linked infant school at the time of their application. (This rule only applies to pupils who are currently attending an infant school which has a linked junior school.)
4. Sibling: Children who have a sibling on roll at the school or linked school at the time of application.
This applies to Reception through to Year 5 in infant, junior and primary schools; and from Reception through to Year 3 in first schools; and from Year 5 to Year 7 in middle schools In Year admissions: the sibling may be in the school’s final year as long as they will still be in attendance at the time of admission.
5. Nearest School: Children for whom it is their nearest community or voluntary-controlled school or an own admitting school or academy using Hertfordshire’s admission rules.
6. Distance: Children who live nearest to the school.

If your child does not qualify under Rule 5, they will be considered under Rule 6.
These rules are applied in the order they are printed above. If more children qualify under a particular rule than there are places available, a tiebreak will be used by applying the next rule to those children. Where there is a need for a tie-breaker where two different addresses measure the same distance from a school, in the case of a block of flats for example the lower door number will be deemed nearest as logically this will be on the ground floor and therefore closer. If there are two identical addresses of separate applicants, the tie break will be random.

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