Watford Grammar School for Girls

School: Watford Grammar School for Girls
Type: Academy
Address: Lady's Close Watford Hertfordshire WD18 0AE
Telephone: 01923 223403
Email: admin@watfordgirls.herts.sch.uk
Age range: 11-18

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Admission rules for Watford Grammar School for Girls

This is an academy single sex girls' secondary school.

Specialist status: Visual Arts, Maths and Computing

Please note: If you are applying under a 'distance to school rule' (Rules 2 or 6), put Rule 2 into the Calculator. 

The distance of ALL applicants are measured and placed in order. Rule 2 is the initial 10% of places that are offered. Rule 6 Distance places are offered if there are any places left at the end of allocations. The school returns to the distance list and continues to work down it.

Children were admitted under rules 4, 5, 7 and 8 which do not relate to distance (siblings, medical needs and aptitude tests). 

If you are applying under Rule 7 or 8, don't use the Calculator. Factors such as musical aptitude, academic ability and postcodes are more important than how far away you live from the school - and the variables are too complex for the Calculator to predict your chances. Please contact the school instead.


Rule 1: Looked After Children.

Rule 2: Applicants whose permanent home address is nearest to the school and who would not be allocated a place under any other criterion (21 places, 10% of the total admissions). 

Rule 3: Children of permanent staff.

Rule 4: Applicants with a sister enrolled at the school, excluding sisters who first entered the school in the Sixth Form (Year 12 or Year 13).

Rule 5: Applicants with a brother enrolled at Watford Grammar School for Boys, excluding brothers who first entered the school in the Sixth Form (Year 12 or Year 13).

Rule 6: Places will then be allocated to applicants living closest to the school.

SPECIALIST PLACES (offered in a 60:40 ratio between ‘Watford Area’ and ‘Rest of the Admissions Area’.)

Rule 7: Applicants selected on the basis of aptitude for music as measured by the school’s assessment procedures (21 places, 10% of total admissions).

Rule 8: Applicants selected by academic ability as measured by the school’s assessment procedures, in merit order (52 places, 25% of total admissions). The following postcodes comprise the Admissions area. 

Watford area: WD17 1 to 4 WD18 0, 6 to 9 WD19 4 to 7 WD23 1 to 7 and 9 WD24 4 to 7 and 9 WD25 0, 5, 7 to 9 WD3 3 

Rest of admission area: WD3 1, 4 to 9 WD4 8 and 9 WD5 0 WD6 3 WD7 7 and 8 HA3 6 HA5 1 to 5 HA6 1 to 3 HA7 3 and 4 and the permanent home address of applicants from outside the Admission Area validly applying under criterion 3 or 4.%DottedRule(0)


SchoolGuru says: check the school's website for all the latest caveats and clauses... 

NB: 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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