Boarding Admissions

Thank you for your interest in boarding at St George’s School, Harpenden.  


We were recently inspected by Ofsted, and we are delighted that the outcome was Outstanding.  To read the report please click here.

To apply for boarding place, please read the following information and then complete the application form, found towards the bottom of this page.  Please also include a copy of your child’s passport and a recent school report.  

We will seek a reference from the current school and interview all applicants to ascertain suitability to board.  As part of the interview you will have the opportunity to tour the school and meet boarding students and staff.

Places are then offered according to the admissions code and in line with our Admissions Policy.  

How to Apply

Please contact us for admission into the 2023/2024 academic year as there are limited spaces.

If you are interested in places for the academic year 2024/2025 and beyond, please see below for further information and application forms.  The open evening was held on Friday 29th September 2023, but we offer a tour of the school with interviews, subject to space in a particular year group. 

Applications for 2025/2026 will open in July 2024 so please check back for further information.  

Please note that we do not accept applications from students going into year 11 or year 13 unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Year 7

If you currently reside in the UK, you will need to apply BOTH to us AND to the Local Authority where you live.  Please use the link at the bottom of this page for the St George’s School application form.  Once completed please return the form to us using the email address below.  Please also make an online application to the Local Authority where you live and select St George’s School (Boarding) as one of your ranked schools.  Please ensure that the schools you are applying for via your Local Authority are ranked in order of preference.

Applications to join in Year 7 follow the same timeframe as the Local Authority Secondary Transfer process.  The process for applying to join us in September 2024 is as follows:

  • Wednesday 18th October 2023 - Closing Date for submitting the St George’s School application form to us
  • Tuesday 31st October 2023 - Closing Date for Secondary Transfer application to your Local Authority
  • Friday 10th November (boys) and Friday 8th December (girls) 2023 - Year 7 tours and interviews, held at St George’s
  • Friday 15th December 2023 - We will let you know if your child is considered suitable to board.  Please note this is NOT a guaranteed offer of a place as there may be more applicants who are deemed suitable to board than we have places for.
  • Friday 1st March 2024 - Formal offers are made
  • Friday 15th March 2024 - offers must be accepted or declined by this date

Late Applications: If you have missed these deadlines, please contact us regarding the waiting list.

Years 8, 9 and 10

There is no deadline for applications into Years 8, 9, or 10, but the normal application window is during the autumn term and we normally make offers by February half term.     Please complete the application form found below and send to us. If there are spaces available, arrangements will be made for an interview and tour of the school. If there are no places available at the time your application is received, you will be contacted and asked if you would like to be added to the waiting list.  Interviews will not be held until a place becomes available. 

Year 12

Applicants to become a boarder and study for A’Levels at St George’s School will need to complete an application form for boarding AND a separate options form for sixth form (to be made available at a later date)

  • November 30th 2023 - Closing Date for submitting an application for a boarding place in Year 12.
  • Mid December 2023- Interviews and Tours
  • Early January 2024 - Interviews and Tours (continued)
  • February 2024 - Boarding offers made
  • End April 2024 - Sixth form offers made including confirmation of subject choices.

Late Applications: If you have missed these deadlines, please contact us regarding the waiting list.

Further Questions

Please have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions


To contact us in Boarding Admissions

Mrs Sally Styles   Tel: 01582 765477


Application form

Determined Admission Arrangements for St George's School for September 2023

Please do not use for current applications 

Determined Admission Arrangements for St George's School for September 2025

IPlease do not use for current applications