Key Testing Dates 2019 for Secondary Transfer 2020

Online registration for the tests opens Monday 22nd April
Registration Closes Friday 21st June
Date of Test Venue Notification Wednesday 3rd July (around noon)
Special Provision Notification Date If your child usually receives extra time or special intervention in class then you must let us know as soon as possible. Immediately after registering please send a copy of the written evidence from your Primary School Head or SENDCo, quoting your child’s full name, date of birth and South West Herts Reference number either to or to:

Test Co-Ordinator,
South West Herts Schools Tests,
PO Box 2439,
Watford WD18 1UZ

by Friday 21st June at the latest. If you do not submit your evidence prior to the deadline, we may not be able to offer the special provision requested.

Academic Test Saturday 7th September
Music Test Monday 9th September
Sports (Queens’ School Only)

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.

In order to accommodate the high number of applicants, the test will be on:

Friday 13th September and

Tuesday 17th September

Tests dates will be allocated on an alphabetical basis which cannot be changed.   No other dates are available.

First Round Music Scores Notified to Parents Thursday 19th September (around noon)
Start of Second Round Music Tests Week commencing:
Monday 23rd September
Scores Notified to Parents Wednesday 16th October (around noon)
Secondary Application Deadline Thursday 31st October

Please contact the Test Administrators at if any of the above is unclear or if you have any queries that cannot be answered by the FAQ pages.

Please note that there is no facility to telephone the Test Administration Team, however, every effort is made to ensure all email queries are answered within 48 hours during term time school hours. The inbox is not monitored with any frequency during School holidays so please do not expect a response.

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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