Important dates for 2018/19

Secondary schools in Hertfordshire (includes upper schools)

You can contact Hertfordshire County Council on 0300 123 4043.

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From now on:
The online system is now up & running for Y7 applications - yes, it's that time of year again! Schools will be flinging open their doors - go and see as many as you can. Find out when the schools you're interested in are holding their events by clicking here.

Wednesday 31 October 2018:
Deadline for applications. Do. Not. Miss. It. Or. Else.

Tuesday 4 December 2018:
Last date to submit a written explanation giving reasons why your application was late - and if you're lucky, they'll allow your application to be considered as ‘on time’. You'll need a good reason though, and if it's not accepted, your application will be sent straight to the bottom of the pile. If you move house, this is the last date for you to provide evidence of your new address and for it to be considered ‘on time’ in the allocation process.

Thursday 31 January 2018:
Applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the week of
22–26 April 2019.

Friday 1 March 2019:
Allocation day... gulp... hope you get what you want.

Friday 1 March - Friday 15 March 2019:
Continuing interest lists are created. If you applied for a school, and didn't get it, you'll automatically go onto the list for those schools.. at least that's the theory (we say: always phone up and check).

Friday 1 March - Friday 8 March 2019:
Continuing interest applications open. You can add new school preferences for some Hertfordshire schools for the first run. Information will be available online from 1 March 2019.

Friday 15 March 2019:
Your deadline for accepting the school you've been offered.

Monday 18 March - Friday 22 March 2019:
First continuing interest run. The council will contact you with an offer of a new school place, if you're in luck.

Monday 25 March - Friday 5 April 2019:
Continuing interest applications open again. You can add new preferences for any schools that you like.

Friday 29 March 2019 at 4pm:
Last date to register an appeal.

Friday 5 April 2019:
Last date to register a change of preferences (or for new applications to be added in) for the second continuing interest run.

Monday 22 - Friday 26 April 2019:
Second (and final) continuing interest run.

May - August 2019:
If vacancies occur, they'll be filled from continuing interest lists.

Friday 3 May - Friday 21 June 2019:
School appeal time.

Thursday 24 July 2019:
Continuing interest lists close. To stay in the running, you will need to make an in year application.

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Primary schools in Hertfordshire (includes junior and middle schools)

You can get a paper copy of the Under 11 booklet by emailing or calling 0300 123 4043.

Monday 5 November 2018:
You can now apply online. Find out when the schools you're interested are hosting open events by clicking here.

Tuesday 15 January 2019:
Deadline for applications... don't miss it, pleeease!

Friday 1 February 2019:
Last date to submit a written explanation giving reasons why your application was late - and if you're lucky, they'll allow your application to be considered as ‘on time’. You'll need a good reason though, and if it's not accepted, your application will be sent straight to the bottom of the pile. If you move house, this is the last date for you to provide evidence of your new address and for it to be considered ‘on time’ in the allocation process.

Monday 4 March 2019:
Applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the week commencing 17 June 2019.

Tuesday 16 April 2019:
National allocation day... gulp... fingers crossed... good luck.

Nursery schools and classes in Hertfordshire

All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours a week free childcare. Please contact the nurseries directly or visit Herts CC's website

Please note

Double check all dates with Herts CC for any cheeky last minute changes.

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