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.

Open Event Details 2019

Each year, the school invites Year 6 students and their parents to visit the school to assist with their choice of Secondary School.

On Thursday 10th October 2019 the school will be holding its Open Evening between 5.30pm and 9pm, which includes a guided tour around the school and opportunities to speak to students, staff and governors. The Headteacher will give three short talks at 6pm, 6.50pm and 7.40pm. These talks will be ticketed and guests will be given tickets on arrival at the school.

To allow parents and Year 6 students to get a fuller picture of learning at The Priory School, we will be operating morning tours from 15th to 22nd October 2019. Tours will run from 9am to 11am and will be guided by students. Please arrive at the school reception by 8.50am. Parking will be available on the lower school car park. The tours will end in the café for refreshments and there will be an opportunity to speak to members of the Senior Leadership Team.

To book your tour please follow the link below. If you have difficulty using our online booking platform, please contact Fiona Cochrane on 01462 416972.

Open Morning Tours

Secondary Transfers for September 2020

The school participates in the Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) 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 On-time applications close on 31st October 2019.

Secondary allocation day is 1st March 2020. 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 2020. 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 co-ordinate 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 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.


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:

Hertfordshire Appeals

The Determined Admission Arrangements for 2020-2021 were reviewed and approved by the Governing Board. Any person or body who considers that any maintained school or Academy’s arrangements are unlawful, or not in compliance with the Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Schools Adjudicator. Any objector must provide their name and address to the Adjudicator when an objection is made.

Sixth Form Admissions

Our Sixth Form Open Evening for students wishing to join us in September 2020 will be held on 24th October 2019. For more information:


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