ATTENTION: REGISTRATION FOR THE CONSORTIUM TEST IS NOW CLOSED
Update Friday 26th June
You will be receiving a test venue acknowledgement email by end of the day on Monday 6th July. If you have not received this email, you should make contact with the Admission Secretary at any of the Consortium schools on Tuesday 7th July and not before. The email notification will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add this to your email address book.
REGISTRATION FOR THE SOUTH WEST HERTFORDSHIRE SCHOOLS CONSORTIUM TESTS FOR ENTRY IN 2016
This site is merely to register your child to complete the tests for entry to the SWH Consortium Schools in September 2016. Only those children born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2005 are eligible to take these optional selective tests.
Registration for a test is not an expression of interest in any of the schools concerned. Once the secondary transfer process opens in September 2015, you must complete the preference form of your home Local Authority (i.e. The Local Authority to which you pay council tax).
The South West Hertfordshire School Admissions Consortium was formed by the following schools
- Bushey Meads
- St Clement Danes
- Watford Grammar School for Boys
- Watford Grammar School for Girls
This website is for parents who might apply to any of the Consortium schools under academic or aptitude criteria. Before registering you must check the individual schools’ admissions criteria to see if your child is eligible for a place there. Here is a link to the schools’ websites where you can check eligibility
PLEASE ENSURE YOU COMPLETE THE TEST REGISTRATION ACCURATELY – ONLY ONE REGISTRATION IS PERMITTED PER CHILD
BEFORE YOU START THIS PROCESS PLEASE ENSURE YOU KNOW WHICH TESTS YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR CHILD TO TAKE
The PE Aptitude Test is for applicants to Queens’ School only. Owing to the overwhelming response to this test, we stress that only those with exceptional sporting ability and who live within our catchment area (WD3-WD7, WD17-WD19, WD23–WD25, AL2 (South of M25), HA6, HA5 3**, HA5 4**, HA3 6**, HA7 3**, HA7 4**) have a realistic chance of achieving a place through this route.
Children who have a sibling who will be attending Queens’ School at the time of admission need not register for this test.
In order to accommodate the high number of applicants, the test will be on Friday 18th September 2015 and Tuesday 22nd September 2015. Tests dates will be allocated on an alphabetical basis which cannot be changed. No other dates are available.
Bushey Meads cannot consider an application in the absence of a test score, which they use to place applicants in ability bands and thereafter use the distance from home to school in ascending order. Although Bushey Meads operate criteria other than distance (siblings, past sibling, children of staff etc) ALL applicants are required to sit this test. The only exception to this are children attending a primary school within the Bushey St James trust.
Once you apply online, you will receive information by email about when and where your child will sit the tests for which you have registered. If you submit a paper application, you will receive notification by letter. The school at which your child will sit the test has absolutely no bearing on your preferred school.
If your child usually receives extra time or special support in class, you must provide written confirmation of this from your child’s current school Headteacher. This evidence must be sent immediately after registering for the test. Please send a copy of the test registration confirmation email along with the written evidence to Test Co-ordinator, South West Herts School Tests, PO Box 2439, Watford, WD18 1UZ. It is very important that you do this so the paperwork is received by Friday 26th June, at the latest. If this is not received by Friday 26th June, it might not be possible to provide the appropriate support.
Postal applications will close on Friday 19th June. Any parents who have missed this deadline will have to contact a Consortium school as soon as possible and certainly at the start of term in September. You should continue to refer occasionally to this website for any further important announcements in relation to the tests.
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