Admissions: Information for Entry September 2022

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Entry to Year 7 – September 2022

For information on our Admissions Criteria for Year 7 in September 2022 please  read our admission arrangements below.

Our Prospective Parents’ Evening will be held on Thursday 23rd September 2021 between 5.30pm and 8.45pm. The Headteacher will speak at 5.45pm, 6.35pm, 7.25pm and 8.15pm.

Please refer to our website for any updates or changes nearer the time.

To apply for a Year 7 place at transfer time, you must ensure that you complete a Secondary Transfer Application Form/Common Application Form online or in paper formfor the county in which you live by 31 October 2021.

A SIF (Supplementary Information Form)  must be completed for all applications regardless of whether boys are taking the Aptitude tests and returned to school by 4.00pm on 31st October 2021. 


Music and Sports Aptitude Tests

Parents who wish their child to apply for the Aptitude test/s will need to apply under Criterion 6 and tick the relevant box/es on the SIF.

The Music Aptitude test takes place on Saturday 9th October 2021 and the Sport Aptitude test  will take place on Tuesday 12th October 2021.  Please see the separate sheet of information about these tests below.  To apply for these tests parents/carers MUST complete the school's Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and return it to the school by 4.00pm on Friday 1 October 2021.  The school will then send information by email to the parents/carers of all participants after 4th October advising of the venue for the music aptitude test, along with other information.  If for any reason this email is not received, parents/carers should contact the school on Wednesday 6 October 2021.

Applications received after the deadline will not be able to take part in the Aptitude tests.

Please return the SIF after 1st July 2021 as they will not be processed before this date.

A SIF must be completed for all applications regardless of whether they are taking the Aptitude tests and returned to school by 4.00pm on 31st October 2021.


Admission September 2022– Key Dates in the Application Process

Please read carefully, if you have any queries please contact the Admissions Officer.

Boys who have been unsuccessful in gaining a place for admission to Year 7 can be placed on our Continued Interest List.  Any places which become available are filled in accordance with our published oversubscription criteria for that admissions round.  

Throughout the year, the Continuing Interest List may include people who have just moved into the area and want a place for their child. They will have the same status as others on the list and, depending on which of the criteria they match, may be offered a place first.

The school will always consider applicants made under Hertfordshire’s Fair Access Protocol and if agreed will be admitted above those on the school’s CI List.

The Admissions Officer will contact you near the beginning of each school year to check that you wish to stay on the Continued Interest List.  It is a parent’s responsibility to respond by the date given otherwise your son will be removed from the list.

The Bishop’s Stortford High School uses the Hertfordshire County Council central clerking service for the administration of admission appeals.  Parents can appeal against an admission decision, in accordance with the current legislation and the School Admission Appeals Code.  Hertfordshire parents wishing to appeal who applied online should log on to their application and click on the link “register an appeal”.  Parents who live out of county or who did not apply online, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 for their registration details.