School: Hitchin Boys' School
Address: Grammar School Walk Hitchin Hertfordshire SG5 1JB
Telephone: 01462 432181
Age Range: 11-18
NEW FOR 2015: Rule 4 has been added, giving more priority to children in Hitchin. If you live in Hitchin, you could be in stronger position, if you don't, then you could find it trickier to get in, so bear that in mind when using the Calculator.
This is an academy single-sex boys' secondary school.
Specialist status: Technology and Languages
Rule 1: Children who are/were looked after.
Rule 2: Medical or social needs.
Rule 3: Sibling. Children with a sibling at the school at the time of application (unless the sibling is in their final year). A ‘sibling’ means a brother, half brother, adopted brother, or child of the parent/carer or partner. The children must live in the same house from Monday to Friday.
Children in the priority area
Places will be allocated to each parish/unparished area or town in proportion to the number of applications made. In the event of there being more applications than places available to a particular parish/unparished area or town, places will be allocated as follows:
Rule 4: Children who live in the Hitchin Parish
If, under proportionality, fewer than 80 places would be available to boys living in Hitchin, the school will allocate 80 places to children whose permanent home address is in the parish of Hitchin. In the event of more than 80 applications for consideration under this rule, places will be allocated as follows:
• To boys for whom it is their nearest Hertfordshire maintained school or academy that is non-faith and non-partially selective and makes provision for children of the relevant gender.
If more children qualify under this rule than places are available, the tiebreak would be those that live closest to the school. If fewer than 80 places are allocated, the balance will be added to the places available to applicants from the rest of the priority area and distributed under rule 5 and 6.
Rule 5: Children who live in the rest of the priority area by parish, on a proportional basis. Those for whom it is their nearest Hertfordshire maintained school or academy that is non-faith, non- partially selective and makes provision for children of the relevant gender (if more children qualify under rule 5 than places, the tiebreak would be those that live closest to the school).
Rule 6: Any remaining places available to a parish/unparished area or town. Places will be allocated on a random basis.
Rule 7: A lottery for children who live outside the priority area. Any remaining places will be allocated on a random basis. Whether you’ve ranked this school first, second, third or fourth won’t affect your chances.
Special note: Any child with a statement of special educational needs, that names the school, will be offered a place (because that’s the law!).
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