Key Dates

Admissions for 2019

Registration for the entrance tests for children currently in Year 5  will open on April 30th 2018 via the SW Herts Consortium website:

The following are the key dates for school admissions in Sept 2019. Please note there are a number of strict deadlines that must be kept to.


Please note that dates may change without notice, parents need to ensure they have the latest information as Mock Transfer Tests cannot be held responsible if deadlines are missed.



Topic / Test

Monday 30th April 

Online registration for the tests opens

Friday 22nd June      

Frdiay 22nd June 

Online registration closes

SEN Notification deadline

Monday  4th July 

Parents informed of test venue

Saturday 8th Sept

Academic Test

Tuesday  13th Sept 

Music aptitude test

Friday       14th September 

Tuesday  18th September

Sports Aptitude Test

Queens’ School (ONLY)

w/c Monday 24th September

Start of second round Music Tests

Sept / October

School Open Events

Children / Parents to see what the schools offer.

Obtain School Admissions Pack including School Information Form (SIF)


Draw up a short list of schools
Children / Parents.



Book  school visits during school hours to get a better feel for the school and see it in operation.

Monday 17th  October

Scores of tests notified to parents via email


Enter your preference of schools onto the South West Herts website.

Monday 31st October



Complete and deliver the completed School Information Form to each selected schools.


March – Beginning

Parents informed which school their child has been given.


Parents, accept, reject school.



Please note: Bushey Meads has now withdrawn from the Consortium with immediate effect. Bushey Meads are not using entrance tests of any kind, this includes their Technolgy Test. Parents should review the Bushey Meads website on the following link. Bushey Meads Entrance Rules