Herts Hot Lists

Question: How do you make a parent drool?
Answer: Just mention the names of any of these schools...

The most-wanted secondary schools in 2021

These are Hertfordshire's hottest secondary schools, attracting more applicants than any others in the county in 2021. Top of the list is Hockerill Anglo-European (again - yawn!). The school had a total of 945 applications this year (for 90 day places). That's serious parent pulling power!

1. Hockerill Anglo-European College, Bishop’s Stortford (10.5 apps per day place) - NON MOVER!


2. Parmiter's School, Garston (8 apps per place) - NON MOVER!


3. Croxley Danes School, Croxley Green (5.52 apps per place) - UP!


4. Beaumont School, St Albans (5.5 apps per place) - NON MOVER!


5. Queens' School, Bushey (5.2 apps per place) - UP!


6. St Clement Danes,Chorleywood (5.17 apps per place) - SHOCK NEW ENTRY!


7. Simon Balle School, Hertford (5.14 apps per place) - UP!


8. Goffs-Churchgate Academy, Cheshunt (4.9 apps per place) - SHOCK NEW ENTRY!


9. Samuel Ryder School, St Albans (4.9 apps per place) - DOWN!


10. The Hemel Hempstead School, Hemel Hempstead (4.8 apps per place) - DOWN!


The most-wanted primary schools in 2020

These are the schools that parents really, really want. The following primary schools attracted more applicants per place than any of the others in Hertfordshire, for reception places starting in September 2020. The most desirable school in the county yet again, yes really, this is insane... is Maple in St Albans – big congrats! Also we've got FOUR shock new entries this year, which is quite sensational... Mummy needs a little lie down now!

1. Maple Primary School, St Albans (8.9 applicants per place) - NON MOVER!


2. Bournehall Primary School, Bushey (7.9 apps per place) - UP!


3. Boxmoor Primary School, Hemel Hempstead (7.0 applicants per place) - NON MOVER!


4. Camp Primary School, St Albans (6.4 apps per place) - SHOCK NEW ENTRY!


5. Bushey Heath Primary School, Bushey Heath (6.3 apps per place) - SHOCK NEW ENTRY!


6. Abel Smith School, Hertford (6.2 apps per place) - DOWN!


7. Nascot Wood Infant & Nursery School, Watford (6.1 apps per place) - DOWN!


8. St Andrew's C of E VA Primary School, Hitchin (5.9 apps per place) - SHOCK NEW ENTRY!


9. Alban Wood Primary School, Watford (5.6 apps per place) - SHOCK NEW ENTRY!


10. Harvey Road Primary School, Croxley Green (5.6 apps per place) - DOWN!

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