Test Centre Notification emails and letters have been sent, if you have not received by Friday 18th July please contact one of the Consortium Schools.
This site is merely to register your child to complete the tests for entry to the SWH Consortium Schools in September 2015. Only those children born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2004 are eligible to take the 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 2014, 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
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
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.
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 19th September 2014 and Tuesday 23rd September 2014. 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 operates a sibling and past sibling rule this does not guarantee a place at Bushey Meads.
If 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 4th July, at the latest. If this is not received by Friday 4th July, it might not be possible to provide the appropriate support.
Postal applications will close on Friday 4th July. Any parents who have missed this deadline will have to contact a Consortium school as soon as term starts 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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