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Queens' School is a partially selective mixed comprehensive school in Bushey for children aged 11-18. Today, we are the largest co-educational secondary school in Hertfordshire with almost 1700 students on roll. We are one of the most popular schools in Hertfordshire.

The Published Admission Number (PAN) is 270.

Families applying to Queens' School under Rule 2 Medical and Social or Rule 4 Children of Staff will need to complete a School Information Form (SIF).

Secondary Transfer

All applicants must complete Hertfordshire County Council's Common Application Form (CAF) indicating the four preferred schools, including Queens' School, in rank order of preference. The completed CAF should be returned to Hertfordshire County Council at or by post to HCC, CHR 102, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertfordshire, SG13 8DQ.

If residents live outside of Hertfordshire, parents/carers need to apply to the home local authority where they pay their council tax.

Admissions through the South West Herts Consortium

For applications to be considered under the academic, music or sport criterion, applicants must have taken the relevant South West Herts Consortium entrance test.

Parents or carers of children that wish to apply for the entrance tests will need to register with the South West Herts Consortium. Online registration will open on 8th April 2024 and close on 14th June 2024. No late applications will be accepted.

National Allocation Day - 1st March

Depending on the method used in applying for a school place, parents or carers will receive either an email during the afternoon of 1st March or a letter will be sent on 1st March from your Local Authority notifying you of the school place your child has been allocated for September.

Your allocation will be available through your online account later in the evening of the 1st March.

If your application to this school has been successful, you will receive a letter confirming the offer of the place. We would ask that you accept or decline your place as soon as possible or by 15th March at the latest.

If you have not been successful in your application to this school, letters will be sent our on 1st March with information regarding your child's position on the continuing interest list and also information about how to appeal. We would request that you do not call the school before you receive this letter.

Continuing Interest

Following National Allocation Day, all applicants who listed Queens' School higher than the school they have been allocated will automatically be rolled onto the continuing interest list. Please inform the school or the Local Authority if you do not wish to remain on the list.

You will not remain on this school's continuing interest list if you have been allocated a school you ranked higher than this school.

First continuing interest applicants allocated a different school at this time will be contacted by the Local Authority between 25th - 29th March.

Second (and final) Round of Continuing Interest

If you are allocated a different school you will be contacted by the Local Authority between 29th April - 3rd May 2024. If further vacancies occur they will be filled from the continuing interest list. The continuing interest list will continue until the end of the summer term at which time if applicants wish to remain on the list they will need to complete an in-year application form.

It is worth noting that the school receives few withdrawals at this stage and it is therefore important that you make alternative arrangements for your child by accepting a place at another secondary school. There is no statistical analysis, from one year to the next, as to how many places will be accepted or declined by applicants.


Parents or carers who have been unsuccessful with their application are entitled to appeal. All appeals for a place at Queens' School are through Hertfordshire County Council.

Year Number of appeals lodged for Queens' School Number of appeals heard for Queens' School Number of appeals upheld
2022 41 29 4
2023 35 26 6

In-Year Admissions

Parents or carers who wish to be considered for a place mid-year must complete a Local Authority In-Year Application. The online application form is available at If you are unable to apply online please contact the Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043. A new application must be made every year.

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