Important Dates - Secondary School Transfer
1 September 2022
Online system opens for you to apply online.
Sept / Oct 2022
Open events at schools.
Find individual school details in the schools directory.
31 October 2022
Deadline to apply for a school place.
2 December 2022
Last date to submit a written explanation giving reasons why your application was late, for your application to be agreed as ‘on time’.
If you move house, this is the last date for you to provide evidence of your new address and for it to be considered ‘on time’ in the allocation process.
30 January 2023
Applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the week of
1 March 2023
National allocation day
The online allocation system will be updated with allocations and be made available only after allocation emails have been sent.
Notification letters will be posted first class only to parents or carers who applied on paper.
If you applied online, you can use online facilities including opting out, making a new application and submitting an appeal.
1 – 15 March 2023
Continuing interest lists are created.
Applicants that didn't get any higher preference schools will automatically go on the list for those schools.
Parents or carers should confirm this with schools responsible for their own admissions.
1 – 8 March 2023
Continuing interest applications open.
You can add new preferences for some Hertfordshire schools for the first continuing interest run. Information will be available online from 1 March 2023.
15 March 2023
Last date to accept the place offered.
Online applicants should accept the place online.
Paper applicants should return their response form to the Admissions and Transport Team.
20 – 24 March 2023
First continuing interest run.
We'll contact you with an offer of a new school place, if you're successful.
29 March 2023 (4pm)
Last date to register an appeal.
27 March – 6 April 2023
Continuing interest applications open again.
You can add new school preferences for all schools for the second run of continuing interest.
6 April 2023
Last date to register a change of preferences or for new applications to be added for the second continuing interest run.
24 – 28 April 2023
Second (and final) continuing interest run.
We'll contact you with an offer of a new school place, if you're successful at the second continuing interest run.
2 May – 15 June 2023
School place appeals take place during this period (excluding 29 May - 2 June 2023).
May – July 2023
If school vacancies occur, places will be filled from remaining continuing interest lists.
23 June 2023
Continuing interest lists (waiting lists) for Year 9 (upper school) and Year 10 (studio school or university technical college) close on 22 June 2023.
To retain your continuing interest for a Hertfordshire upper or studio school or UTC, you will need to make an in year application from 23 June 2023.
21 July 2023
Continuing interest lists for Year 7 (secondary school) close on 20 July 2023.
To retain your continuing interest for a Hertfordshire secondary school you will need to make an in year application from 21 July 2023.