Day Admissions

Admission Arrangements for St George's School-September 2021 - July 2022

St George’s School recognises that churches and places of Worship have been closed since 23rd March and therefore it has not been possible to maintain the continuous two year attendance at church required for the Criterion 5 of the school’s Admissions Policy.

As a guidance the school, in conjunction with the church community, is likely to amend the church letter to accept a gap in the monthly attendance that will cover the period that the churches have been closed due to Government intervention.  This period is still to be confirmed, as churches remain closed.  Once the Government allows churches to re-open, the school would still expect to see monthly attendance for a minimum of two years excluding the period when churches were closed.  The school’s church letter will need to be ratified by Governors once the period of closure is known.

During the period that churches are closed the school would not expect the churches to take a registrar of remote attendance such as Zoom sessions or that the 24 monthly sessions are made up through additional services.

From September 2019 St Georges will have a PAN of 170 day and 10 boarding places in Year 7.  The school cannot always straightforwardly fill and appropriately accommodate 10 places for boarders of Year 7 age. During Years 7, 8, 9, and 10 additional boarding spaces can be filled, to progressively make good the shortfall between the boarding PAN and the number of boarders taken into Year 7. The school may increase the number of places available over PAN to Day students in exceptional circumstances. In all cases, places are offered in sequence to those at the top of the continuing interest list for day places, in a transparent process in consultation with HCC.

For Day Admissions , including admissions outside of Secondary Transfer, please contact the Day Admissions Officer on: abrown@stgeorges.herts.sch.uk

Making an application for Secondary Transfer Admission September 2022 

You will need to make an on-line application to your Local Authority to provide your four schools of preference for secondary transfer.  If you have selected St George’s School as one of your four choices of school you will need to download and complete the following forms: 

  1. Posted to the school for the attention of the Admissions Officer 
  2. Dropped at the school in the main Goddard Reception.  This year we will not be able to provide a written receipt.  If you wish to have your application acknowledged then please clearly write your email on the front of the envelope and you will receive an email confirming its receipt from 3 working days. 
  3. Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications to the school is 4pm Wednesday 20th October.  If your church is unable to meet this deadline then please return the Supplementary Information Form to the school within the deadline and note in the application that the church form will follow.  The school will allow two further weeks for the church forms to be provided. 

In Year Admissions 

St George's School is not part of Hertfordshire County Council's scheme of In-Year coordination and parents should apply direct to the school.  Parents wishing to be considered for a place in Years 7 - 10 at St George's School will need to submit an In-Year application to the school. 

A composite Continued Interest List for year group 7 to 9 is used to allocate all places which become available during the school year.  Fresh applicants are considered according to the published criteria.  The length of time a child's name may have been on a Continued Interest List is not a criterion for admission: an applicant is given whatever order of priority on the list is justified by the application of the Admissions Criteria for the current school year.  The Continued Interest List will expire at the end of Year 9 and all names removed.  In order to be placed on the Continued Interest List for Year 10 and 11, a new application will need to be submitted. 

If a school place becomes available, parents (of pupils in Years 7 - 11) will be contacted in strict order of priority, according to the Continued Interest List and the application of the Admissions Criteria.  Any such place must be accepted as soon as possible to allow the school’s day places to be filled. 

The In-Year application form should be returned by post to: St George’s School, Sun Lane, Harpenden AL5 4TD or by email to abrown@stgeorges.herts.sch.uk.  On receipt of an In-Year application form the school will advise within 10 working days whether a place can be offered, and if not will provide details on how to make an appeal on the decision. 

 


Determined Admission Arrangements for St George's School for September 2021 

Please do not use for current applications 

For Day Admissions and admissions outside of Secondary Transfer, please contact the Day Admissions Officer on: abrown@stgeorges.herts.sch.uk