Hitchin Boys' School

School: Hitchin Boys' School
Type: Academy
Address: Grammar School Walk Hitchin Hertfordshire SG5 1JB
Telephone: 01462 432181
Email: admin@hbs.herts.sch.uk
Age range: 11-18

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Admission rules for Hitchin Boys' School

This is an academy single-sex boys' secondary school.

 Specialist status: Technology and Languages

Rule 1: Children who are/were looked after. 

Rule 2: Medical or social needs.

Rule 3: Sibling in the priority area (including Baldock). Children with a sibling at the school at the time of application (unless the sibling is in their final year). A ‘sibling’ means a brother, half brother, adopted brother, or child of the parent/carer or partner. The children must live in the same house from Monday to Friday. Numbers from Letchworth under Rules 1-6 will not exceed 20.

Rule 4: Children of staff

Children in the priority area

Places will be allocated to each parish/unparished area or town in proportion to the number of applications made. In the event of there being more applications than places available to a particular parish/unparished area or town, places will be allocated as follows: 

Rule 5: Children who live in the Hitchin Parish. The school will allocate 120 places to children whose permanent home address is in the parish of Hitchin. In the event of more than 120 applications for consideration under this rule, places will be allocated as follows:

a)  firstly to Boys for whom it is their nearest Hertfordshire maintained school or academythat is non-faith and non-partially selective and makes provision for children of the relevant gender;

b)  secondly, if there are places remaining, to Boys in the parish of Hitchin for whom it is not their nearest Hertfordshire maintained school or academy that is non-faith and non- partially selective and makes provision for children of the relevant gender.

The tiebreak for rule 5a and 5b is distance, with those that live closest to the school having the highest priority.

A maximum of 120 places will be allocated under this rule. If fewer than 120 places are allocated, the balance will be added to the places available to applicants from the rest of the priority area and distributed under rule 6. 

Rule 6: Any remaining places will be allocated to each parish/unparished area or town in the rest of the priority area in proportion to the number of applications made, with the exception of the Parish of Letchworth where the total number of places allocated under rules 1 to 6 will not exceed 20. In the event of there being more applications than places available to a particular parish/unparished area or town, places will be allocated as follows:

a)  to Boys for whom it is their nearest Hertfordshire maintained school or academy that is non-faith, non-partially selective and makes provision for children of the relevant gender;

b)  to Boys for whom it is not their nearest Hertfordshire maintained school or academy that is non-faith and non-partially selective and makes provision for children of the relevant gender.

The tiebreak for rule 6a is distance, with those that live closest to the school having the highest priority. The tiebreak for rule 6b differs, with all places being allocated on a random basis. 

Rule 7: Siblings outside the priority area. 

Rule 8: A lottery for children who live outside the priority area. Any remaining places will be allocated on a random basis. Whether you’ve ranked this school first, second, third or fourth won’t affect your chances.

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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