Important dates for 2021

Secondary schools in Hertfordshire (includes upper schools)

You can contact Hertfordshire County Council on 0300 123 4043.

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From now:
You have missed the main deadline for applications and allocation day. Applications received from now on will not be offered a school place until the week of Monday 26 Friday 30 April 2021.

Monday 29 March - Friday 8 April:
You can add new school preferences for all schools for the second run of continuing interest.

Monday 26 April - Friday 30 April:
Second continuing interest run - you'll be notified if you're successful.

Please note

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

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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.

From now on:
Applications received will not be offered a school place until the week starting Monday 14 June 2021. You have missed
National allocation day - hope you got what you wanted. If not, please get in touch if you're a premium member.

Now - Thursday 22 April
Continuing interest applications open. You can add new school preferences for some Hertfordshire schools for the first continuing interest run.

Now - Friday 30 April
Continuing interest lists are created. For schools with admissions that are managed by the Council, you'll automatically go on the lists for any schools that you ranked more highly than the school you've been offered - but you can opt out of this. For other schools, you'll need to liaise with them.

Friday 30 April
Last day for accepting the place you've been offered. If you don't want it, and there's no way you would send your child there, don't accept it!

Monday 10 May - Friday 14 May
First continuing interest run - you'll be notified if you're successful.

Monday 17 May - Tuesday 25 May
Continuing interest applications open for the second run. You can add new school preferences for any school for the second continuing interest run.

Friday 21 May at 4pm
Last day to register an appeal - if you're not sure, just do it!! You can always retract.

Monday 14 June - Friday 18 May
Second and final continuing interest run - you'll be notified if you're successful.

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.

School admissions:
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Herts school appeals:
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