School: Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School
Address: Woods Avenue Hatfield Hertfordshire AL10 8NL
Telephone: 01707 275331
Age range: 11-18
This is a single-sex girls' academy secondary school.
Specialist status: Humanities
Rule 1: Children in public care and children who were looked after, and then were adopted or subject to a special guardianship order or residence order.
Rule 2: Medical or social needs. You must provide supporting evidence from a doctor, psychologist or other professional involved with your child. You must show that only one particular school can meet your child’s 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 sister, half sister, adopted sister, or child of the parent/carer or partner. The children must live in the same house from Monday to Friday.
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Rule 4: You live in the priority area, and this is your closest non-faith and non partially selective school/academy catering for girls. To check, call Hertfordshire County Council on 0300 123 4043. Tiebreaker: proximity to the school.
Rule 5: A lottery for children who live within the priority area. If you live in the priority area, but don't quality under Rule 4, you'll qualify under Rule 5.
Rule 6: A lottery for children who live outside the priority area.
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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