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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

 

Secondary Transfers for September 2017

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 2016.


A copy of the determined admissions criteria for Hitchin Girls School for 2017/2018 are available here: Hitchin Girls’ School Determined Admission Rules 2017 2018

 

Secondary allocation day is 1st March 2017. 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 15th March 2017. 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. The School Admissions Appeals Timetable is available here. A copy of the HCC Guidance for Parents document regarding admissions appeal panels is available here.

 

Further information on the appeals process is available at:

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/edlearn/appealpanels/

 

Determined Admission Arrangements 2018-2019


Thank you to everyone who responded to the Admissions Consultation in November and December 2016. All feedback received was reviewed by the Governors.

 

The Determined Admission Arrangements for 2018-2019 were reviewed and approved by the Governing Body at its meeting on 21 February 2017. 

 

Details of the arrangements are available here:

Hitchin Girls’ School Determined Admission Rules 2018 2019

 

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

 

Sixth Form Admissions

Our Sixth Form Open Evening for students wishing to join us in September 2017 will be held on Thursday 20th October 2016, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.  Information on our Sixth Form, including a copy of our Sixth Form prospectus is available at :
www.hgs.herts.sch.uk/AboutUs/sixthform_info.html