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Admissions

Admissions

Hertfordshire Local Authority manages the transfer and entry to Hitchin Girls’ School. The school is generally oversubscribed. For details of both regular and In-Year Admissions, please follow the links and see the information below.

For further information contact the Children Schools and Families help and information line on 0300 123 4043

CONSULTATION ON HITCHIN GIRLS' sCHOOL ADMISSIONS ARRANGEMENTS FOR 2020-2021

Hitchin Girls' School is consulting on its proposed admissions arrangements for 2020-21.  Following advice issued by the Department for Education (DfE) on 6 August 2018, all schools have been strongly advised to consult on proposals to give second highest priority to 'children previously looked after by the state abroad'.  The proposed change is shown as an amendment to Rule 2.  This amendment is also being proposed and consulted on by Hertfordshire County Council maintained schools and other schools who are their own admission authority.

Views are also sought on a change to Rule 4 (Children of Staff) whereby the requirement that the permanent home address of the member of staff is in the priority area for Hitchin Girls' School is removed.

Hertfordshire County Council will continue to co-ordinate the Scheme for Admission to the School. They are consulting on changes to clarify the process for late applications and continuing interest. Further information relating to this is available on their website www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions2020

Details of the proposed admissions rules for the school for 2021-21 are available here.

Hitchin Girls' School Admission Arrangements 2020-21 for Consultation

The Governing Body is keen to hear your views on the proposals.  The consultation period runs from 19 November 2018 to 6 January 2019 and you can let us know your views on the school's proposals by:

Sending an email to: admissionsconsultation@hgsherts.sch.uk

or by writing to:

Admissions Consultation, Hitchin Girls' School, Highbury Road, Hitchin  SG4 9RS

The deadline for response is 6 January 2019

Secondary Transfers for September 2019

The school participates in the Hertfordshire County Council co-ordinated scheme for admissions. All deadlines within this scheme must be adhered to by applicants. Hertfordshire County Council will make offers of places on behalf of the school. 

Further information, including the rules for admission, is available at: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions. On-time applications close on 31 October 2018.

A copy of the determined admissions criteria for Hitchin Girls School for 2019/2020 are available here: Hitchin Girls’ School Determined Admission Rules 2019 / 20

Secondary allocation day is 1 March 2019. If you applied online you will receive an email from Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) on this date. If you applied on paper then you will receive a letter in the post.

Accepting your place: if you are allocated Hitchin Girls’ School and wish to accept your place then you must do this either online or on the paper form provided by 15 March 2019. Responses go directly to HCC and do not come back to the school.

Continued interest: if you are not allocated Hitchin Girls’ School and it was ranked higher than the school you have been allocated then you will automatically be added to the continued interest list.

If you do not want to stay on this list then you must let the Hertfordshire County Council Children’s Services Team know immediately.

In-Year Admissions

All Local Authorities have a statutory duty to coordinate all in-year admissions (primary and secondary) for all maintained schools and academies. This means that all applications for, and allocations of, in-year places must be made via a child's home Local Authority. All parents living in Hertfordshire who wish to make an in-year application must apply online to Hertfordshire County Council at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions and not by applying direct to schools. A paper application form can be requested from the Children Schools and Families Customer Service Centre, 0300 123 4043

Appeals

At transfer time, parents wishing to appeal who applied online should log into their online application and click on the link ‘register an appeal’. For those who did not apply online, please contact the Children Schools and Families Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 to request an appeal pack. More detailed information regarding school appeals is available here or via the Hertfordshire County Council website: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk.

Further information on the appeals process is available at:

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/school-admissions/school-appeals.aspx

Sixth Form Admissions

Our Sixth Form Open Evening for students wishing to join us in September 2019 will be held on Wednesday 24 October 2018, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Information on our Sixth Form, including a copy of our Sixth Form prospectus is available here. 

DETERMINED ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS 2019-2020

The Determined Admission Arrangements for 2019-2020 were reviewed and approved by the Governing Body at its meeting on 5 December 2017.

Details of the arrangements are available here:

Hitchin Girls’ School Determined Admission Rules 2019 2020

Any person or body who considers that any maintained school or Academy's arrangements are unlawful, or not in compliance with the Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Schools Adjudicator. Any objector must provide their name and address to the Adjudicator when an objection is made.

Further information about Admission Arrangements for all schools in Hertfordshire is available at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions