REGISTRATION FOR THE SOUTH WEST HERTFORDSHIRE SCHOOLS CONSORTIUM TESTS FOR ENTRY IN 2018
This site is merely to register your child to complete the tests for entry to the SWHerts Admission Consortium Schools in September 2018. Only those children born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007 are eligible to take these optional selective tests.
The South West Hertfordshire School Admissions Consortium consists of the following schools:
- Bushey Meads
- St Clement Danes
- Watford Grammar School for Boys
- Watford Grammar School for Girls
- Croxley Danes
Registration for a test is not an expression of interest in any of the schools concerned. Once the secondary transfer process opens in September 2018, you must complete the preference form of your home Local Authority (i.e. the Local Authority to which you pay council tax).
This website is for parents who might at that time apply to any of the Consortium schools under its 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 apply for this test.
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 15th September 2017 and Tuesday 19th September 2017. 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 is used to place applicants in ability bands and thereafter the school uses the distance from home to school in ascending order. Although Bushey Meads operates 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.
Children who may apply to Bushey Meads School under a criterion other than distance from home to school need not apply for this test.
Late registrations will not be accepted
Parents must ensure their child’s availability on the published test dates. One further date for the academic and music test will be arranged, if required, for children that registered on time who miss the main testing days because they were medically unfit (a medical certificate will be required) or for specific religious observance only.
PLEASE NOTE : WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE CHILDREN WHOSE HOLIDAY COMMITMENTS CLASH WITH OUR TESTS OR FOR ANY OTHER REASONS THAN THOSE STATED ABOVE.
You will be asked to register for the tests by logging on to a parent portal using a password. The password should be memorable and secure. Once you register you must regularly log on to the secure web page to view the initial registration for the tests, the allocation of the test centre for the tests you wish your child to take, and the allocation of music audition times (if your child is successful in Music Stage 1). Results of tests will also be available on the site. Please see the calendar for information on timescales and deadlines. Please remember that it is your responsibility, as a parent, to log on to the secure website to view the information at the appropriate times throughout the testing process.
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 the child’s full name, date of birth and South West Herts reference number, 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 16th June, at the latest. If this is not received by Friday 16th June, it might not be possible to provide the appropriate support.
If you wish to register by post, you will need to collect a registration form from any of the Consortium schools. The address to send the completed registration is on the form. The closing date for receipt of a paper application is also Friday 16th June 2017.
You should continue to refer occasionally to this website for any further important announcements in relation to the tests.
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