Key Testing Dates 2020 for Secondary Transfer 2021

Online registration for the tests opens Monday 20th April
Registration Closes Friday 19th June
Date of Test Venue Notification Wednesday 1st July (around noon)
Special Provision Notification Deadline 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 scan and 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 by email to by Friday 19th 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.  There is no facility to send hard copy documents by post.  If you do not have a scanning facility, please ask your child’s primary school to assist you.
Academic Test Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October
Music Test Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th October
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.

Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd October 


First Round Music Scores Notified to Parents Thursday 29th October
Start of Second Round Music Tests Week commencing:
Monday 9th November
Scores Notified to Parents Sunday 29th November
Secondary Application Deadline


Deadline for Acceptance of Changes to Preferences by Hertfordshire County Council

Saturday 31st October


Friday 4th December

Please note that test centre allocations will not change.  All test candidate test dates and times will be updated within the parent portal at the start of term.  Please contact the Test Administrators at if any of the above is unclear or if an alternative test date than those shown above is required due to religious observance, public health measures or illness 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 respond to email queries 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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