School: Hertfordshire & Essex High School and Science College (The) (Girls)
Address: Warwick Road Bishop's Stortford Hertfordshire CM23 5NJ
Telephone: 01279 654127
Age Range: 11-18
This is an academy single-sex girls' secondary school.
Specialist status: Science, Leadership Partner School. This is an all ability single sex school for girls aged 11-16, with a coeducational sixth form admitting girls and boys at 16.
When oversbscription occurs, 90% of allocations will be made under Rules 1-5. 10% of places will be reserved for applicants taking the aptitude tests unde Rule 6.
1. Looked after children (children in public care) and those previously in care who, immediately after leaving care, became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
2. Girls with a sibling at the school at the time of application, unless the sibling is in the last year of the normal age-range of the school (ie Year 13).
3. Daughters of a parent who works at the school as a teacher, administrator or member of the support staff, directly employed by the school on contract for two or more years at the date of application; or to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable shortage.
4. 87% of further places (i.e.of the 90% available under criteria 1 – 5) will be allocated to the following groups of schools:
a) All Saints, Richard Whittington, St Joseph’s, St Michael’s, Summercroft, Thorley Hill and Thorn Grove
b) Hillmead, Manor Fields, Northgate and Windhill
c) Little Hallingbury and Spellbrook
d) Albury, Furneux Pelham, Little Hadham and St Andrew’s (Much Hadham)
In the case of over-subscription under either 4 a), 4b), 4c) or 4d),the number of places assigned to each group will be in proportion to the number of applicants in each group – see example in school’s full rules.
Priority for the places assigned to each group of schools will be given to the girls from that group who live nearest to the school. In the case of under subscription in any of the above groups, any places vacant will be given to the students in any of the other groups 4 a – d who live nearest to the school.
5. 13% of further places (criteria 1 – 5) will be allocated to any other applicants.
In the case of over-subscription under criterion 5 priority will be given to the girls who live nearest to the school.
In the event of a tie-break (not including multiple- birth siblings at the same address, who would be admitted) a random allocation would be made.
6. For applicants who have not been allocated a place under criteria 1 – 5, up to 5% of the places (9) will be allocated to girls with a proven aptitude in music and up to 5% (9) to girls with a proven aptitude in sport. Aptitude tests are usually taken in October. In the event of a tie-break under criterion 6, the place will be allocated to the student who lives closest to Herts & Essex
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