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
~~~~~~~ Update – 18 July 2013 ~~~~~~~~~
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 note: As Queens’ School uses the information from the admission tests in order to group the new intake appropriately, it is necessary for all potential applicants to Queens’ to sit the tests, including those intending to apply as siblings of a present pupil of the school. This is not done to determine whether they will be offered a place as this is guaranteed under the sibling rule. This applies only to applicants for places at Queens’ School.
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 a sibling and past sibling rule this does not guarantee a place at Bushey Meads.
Please register online. However, if you are unable to do this you can download a paper copy above.
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 evidence 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 5th July, at the latest. If this is not received by Friday 5 July, it may not be possible to provide the appropriate support.
You should refer occasionally to this website for any further important announcements in relation to the tests.
Postal applications will close on Friday 5th July. Any parents who have missed this deadline will have to contact a consortium school as soon as term starts in September.
Parents need to keep an eye out on this website for any further important announcements in relation to the tests.