Secondary Transfer Admissions Information

Admissions Arrangements are posted on our Overview page by the 1st May annually for the following years entry.

Consultation on our 2015/16 Admissions Arrangements has now taken place.  For full information and to view the arrangements, please refer to our Overview page.


Letters were sent to applicants on 3rd March 2014.

The lowest ranked position we have been able to offer an academic place to is ranked position number 122.

The lowest musical aptitude position we have been able to offer a place to is ranked position number 12.

The furthest distance we have been able to offer a place to under our distance criteria is 526.65 metres from the school gate.

Student Audit Report March 2014

If you require any additional information in the first instance please email


Applicants will automatically be included on our continuing interest (CI) list for consideration until the end of the summer term unless they have been allocated a school for which they expressed a higher preference.


Information on the consultation process for our Admissions Arrangements entry 2015 can be viewed on our Overview page.

Key Dates for Parents, Carers and Students for entry September 2015

Admissions Arrangements for entry September 2015 will be published on the School website by 1st May 2014. The following information may be helpful:

Entrance Exam and Practice Papers Information
Music Test Information
Special Arrangements Information

Our next Open Afternoon will be on Tuesday 22nd July 2014 from 2.00pm-5.00pm. Prospective parents, current parents and alumni are all welcome to attend.

To  register your child for our Entrance Examination and/or Music Tests (this is NOT an application to the School) you should:-

  • Read our Admission Arrangements (available from May 2014).
  • Ensure that your Child’s permanent address is within one of the Local Priority Areas (LPAs) detailed below.  Only children living within our listed LPAs are invited to sit our tests.
  • Ensure your child is available for the dates of the tests. Dates are Monday 1st September 2014 for Verbal Reasoning Test; Saturday 6th September 2014 English and Maths Tests; Tuesday 2nd September 2014 Musical Aptitude Test.
  • Complete and submit the online Test Registration Form - available on this page from 8th May 2014.

Test results will be sent to you before the deadline for submitting your Local Authority Common Application Form. This information is intended to help you decide whether you wish to make an application to the school. 

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Admission Rules

See Overview for Admission Arrangements 2014/5 (Local Priority Area Maps see below).

Link to Herts Admissions pages (

PDF Icon Guidance for Verification of "Permanent Home Addresses" for Oversubscription Criteria 2 & 7 (Local Places)

FAQ's for Parents

We would appreciate if you could refer to our comprehensive FAQ's list before contacting the school with any further queries, as you may find the answer to your question here. This will enable our Admissions Officer and general office staff to deal with priority calls - thank you for your consideration.

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Local Priority Area

Before you register for our Entrance Exam and/or Music Tests please ensure your child’s permanent home address is within one of the listed areas below. Children from outside of these areas are not eligible to be considered under these criteria and therefore cannot take our tests. This information is also provided in the Determined Admission Arrangements on page 3 - see our Overview page.

Parishes and towns within Hertfordshire:



Northaw & Cuffley



Potters Bar

Brickendon Liberty

Little Berkhamsted


Colney Heath

London Colney


Elstree & Borehamwood

North Mymms

Welwyn Garden City

London postcodes within the London Boroughs of Barnet and Enfield:

EN2    sectors 7, 8

N11    sectors 1, 3

N14    all sectors

EN4    all sectors

N12    all sectors

N20    all sectors

EN5    all sectors

N13    sectors 4, 5

N21    all sectors

Within Islington:

Children who have their permanent home address in the London Borough of Islington or are being educated in that Borough.

The maps below also give an indication of our Local Priority Area:

PDF Icon Barnet Enfield and Islington (4.4MB)

PDF Icon Hertfordshire (6.2MB)

Allocation of Places - Map

PDF Icon Map indicating allocation of local places - Admissions 2012/2013/2014 - updated here April 2014

Allocation of Places - Student Audit Reports

Reports show how places were allocated on March 1st each year according to our Admissions criterion

PDF Icon Student Audit Report - Admissions September 2013

PDF Icon Student Audit Report - Admissions September 2012

PDF Icon Student Audit Report - Admissions September 2011

PDF Icon Student Audit Report - Admissions September 2010

PDF Icon Student Audit Report – Admissions September 2009


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