REGISTRATION FOR THE SOUTH WEST HERTFORDSHIRE SCHOOLS CONSORTIUM TESTS FOR ENTRY IN 2020
This site is merely to register your child to complete the tests for entry to the SWHerts Consortium Schools in September 2020. Only those children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 are eligible to take these optional selective tests. Before you click below, it is advisable to read the information on this page and to ensure that you are eligible to apply for the Consortium Schools in which you are interested and that you are available on the test dates. Please see the calendar for information on timescales and deadlines.
Registration opens on Monday 22nd April and
will close on Friday 21st June 2019
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 who miss the main testing days because they were medically unfit (a medical certificate will be required) or for specific religious observance only (confirmation of membership of religious community will be required).
PLEASE NOTE : WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE CHILDREN WITH COMMITMENTS THAT CLASH WITH OUR TESTS FOR ANY OTHER REASONS THAN THOSE STATED ABOVE.
Parents/Carers: please see the calendar for information on timescales and deadlines. Please remember that it is your responsibility, as a parent/carer, to log on to the secure website to view the information at the appropriate times throughout the testing process. There will be no notification emails sent by the Consortium. All information regarding the test cycle is available via the parent portal.
The South West Hertfordshire School Admissions Consortium consists of the following schools:
- Croxley Danes (music only)
- St Clement Danes
- Watford Grammar School for Boys
- Watford Grammar School for Girls
Registration for a test is not an expression of interest in any of the schools concerned. Once the secondary transfer process opens in September 2019, 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
Queens School PE Aptitude Test
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 13th September 2019 and Tuesday 17th September 2019. Tests dates will be allocated on an alphabetical basis which cannot be changed. No other dates are available.
Creating Your Child’s Test Account
You will be asked to register for the tests by creating and activating an account. This requires you to input your email address (which will become your user name) and a password. The password should be memorable and secure. You will then receive an email asking you to activate your account. You will not have created your account until you go through this process. Once your account is activated, you must register your child, inputting name, address, date of birth and the tests you would like your child to take. If you do not input your child’s personal data, you have not registered for the test.
Once you have registered, 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 Round 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 take 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 scan and send via email with the child’s full name, date of birth and SWHSC reference number clearly marking the email SPECIAL CONSIDERATION in the subject heading, along with the written evidence, to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
The Consortium Test Administration Team,
South West Herts Consortium School Tests,
PO Box 2439,
Receipt of your email will be confirmed by the Test Administrators. If you email your special consideration in to the Test Administrators there is no need to send it by post.
It is very important that you do this so the paperwork is received by Friday 21st June, at the latest. It is not the responsibility of your child’s primary school to submit this information to us. If it is not received by Friday 21st June, it may not be possible to provide the appropriate support. SEN provision has to be arranged by each individual test centre and staffed according to the individual requirements of the candidates. It is a complicated logistical exercise within the staffing constraints of each school and is not undertaken lightly. You are therefore requested to submit your requests as early in the process as possible.
You should continue to refer occasionally to this website for any further important announcements in relation to the tests and the parent portal.
Please note that the Test Administrators will respond to your emails within 48 hours in normal school working hours during term time. If you email during the holidays, we will not respond within the same time frame.
DATA PROTECTION NOTICE: The information provided for the purposes of registration for the South West Herts Schools Consortium tests is treated as confidential. It is processed by the Consortium for the purposes of the South West Herts Schools Consortium testing process only and will be kept for a period of 12 months from registration, after which it will be deleted and will not be held centrally by the Consortium. Data held by the Consortium Schools individually will be subject to that school’s Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notices, issued by that School, available on its website and updated from time to time, and in line with current Data Protection laws.
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