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Admission to Queens’ School

RW1_6773Admission to Queens’ School

Students of all abilities will be admitted, normally at age 11. The school has an obligation to accept all students directed to it by statute, including those with a statement of special needs.

All students admitted to Queens’ School, and their parents, must support the school’s Student Charter and the authority of the school. 265 students will be admitted this year.

The deadline for receipt of applications is set in consultation with other admissions authorities. The actual date for any particular year is stated on the application form. Applications received after that date will be considered after all those which met the deadline.

Applications for school admission must be via the Hertfordshire Education Authority ( using their Secondary Transfer Form (STF). It is essential that forms are completed and returned no later the 31st October.


Consultation: Changes to Queens’ Admissions Policy

In consultation with Hertfordshire LA, the Governing Body of Queens’ School is consulting on a change to its Admissions Policy. From 2019 onwards, the proposal is to include provision for children of staff as set out below.

Rule 4: Children of staff

Children of staff: the school will admit a child of a member of staff provided that:

a) The member of staff (defined below) has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or
b) The member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

For the purposes of satisfying these criteria, a member of staff is defined as a member of the full-time teaching staff, or of the part-time teaching staff with a 50% and above timetable, or a member of the full-time support staff (on a 38 week and above contract), or of the part-time support staff who work 50% and above as determined by their role (on a 38 week and above contract) whose role and activities can be demonstrated to provide a significant impact on student achievement at the school. A panel from the Governors’ Admission Committee will determine whether the member of staff meets the requirements for this rule.

This definition does not include contract staff. Where a service such as catering has been ‘in house’ and is subsequently ‘contracted out’, children of staff will not be eligible for admission under this criterion. This definition does not include peripatetic staff employed by HCC.
Continuing interest lists for secondary schools closes on 24 July 2019.
To retain your continuing interest for a Hertfordshire secondary school you will need to make an in year application.

Appealing does not automatically register a continuing interest. You must confirm your wish to be placed on the continuing interest list by the required date.

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