Admissions

The Priory School is an oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational school which serves its local community. Hertfordshire Local Authority manages the transfer and entry to The Priory School. For details of both regular and In Year Admissions, please follow the links and see the information below. For further information contact the Children Schools and Families help and information line on 0300 123 4043.

Secondary Transfers for September 2017

The school participates in the Hertfordshire County Council co-ordinated scheme for admissions. All deadlines within this scheme must be adhered to by applicants. Hertfordshire County Council will make offers of places on behalf of the school.

Further information, including the rules for admission, is available at:

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions. On-time applications close on 31 October 2016.

For September 2017 in-take the Admissions criteria have been determined in line with Community Secondary Schools. In July 2016 The Priory School became a Foundation School and will be consulting on Admission criteria for the September 2018 in-take in line with statutory timelines.

Secondary allocation day is 1st March 2017. If you applied online you will receive an email from Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) on this date. If you applied on paper then you will receive a letter in the post.

Accepting your place: if you are allocated The Priory School and wish to accept your place then you must do this either online or on the paper form provided by 15th March 2017. Responses go directly to HCC and do not come back to the school.

Continued interest: if you are not allocated The Priory School and it was ranked higher than the school you have been allocated then you will automatically be added to the continued interest list. If you do not want to stay on this list then you must let the Hertfordshire County Council Children’s Services team know immediately.

In-Year Admissions

All local authorities have a statutory duty to coordinate all in year admissions (primary and secondary) for all maintained schools and academies. This means that all applications for, and allocations of, in year places must be made via a child’s home local authority. All parents living in Hertfordshire who wish to make an in year application must apply online to Hertfordshire County Council at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions and not by applying direct to schools. A paper application form can be requested from the Children Schools and Families Customer Service Centre, 0300 123 4043

Appeals

At transfer time, parents wishing to appeal who applied online should log into their online application and click on the link ‘register an appeal’. For those who did not apply online, please contact the Children Schools and Families Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 to request an appeal pack.

 Further information on the appeals process is available at:

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/edlearn/appealpanels/

Sixth Form Admissions

For more information please visit this page.

Consultation for Proposed Admissions Arrangements Sept 2018

The Governing Board is consulting on the Admissions arrangements for September 2018. The consultation will run for six weeks between the following dates; 10th November 2016 – 22nd December 2016. To let the Governing Board know your views please email to consultation@priory.herts.sch.uk

This is a consultation and no decision has been made yet.  The Governing Board will meet in January to consider the comments received during this consultation before making a final decision on whether to proceed with the proposal. The three key questions that will be considered are:

  • Is it right for the school?
  • Is it right for the students?
  • Is it right for the community?

The outcome of the consultation will be published on the school website following the Governing Board meeting in January 2017.