Once you've selected a school, using the Admission Calculator, the admission rules will pop up under the map. Go through the rules in turn, starting at 1, then 2, then 3, and so on, and find the first one that applies to you. Put this rule in the Calculator, as it's the rule you will be considered under if the school is oversubscribed. At the top of the rules, you can see what type of school it is (eg, voluntary-aided mixed-sex primary school).
First, choose between primary or secondary schools:
The geek's guide to types of secondary school
Rules for community mixed-sex secondary schools
Rules for community single-sex secondary schools
Rules for schools/academies that manage their own admissions
Quick question: Do schools change their rules on a regular basis?
Read our advice in the Q&A section or ask your own question about Herts schools admission rules.
Neela, 37, a mum of three from St Albans, says:
Please note: SchoolGuru has changed the wording of the rules slightly to make them easier to interpret. The rules in their original form are the copyright of Hertfordshire County Council and can be viewed on their website. For more information, visit Herfordshire County Council's website