Key Dates

Admissions for 2020

Registration for the entrance tests for children currently in Year 5  will open on April 322nd 2019 via the SW Herts Consortium website:

The following are the key dates for school admissions in Sept 2020. 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                      22nd April 

Online registration for the tests opens

Friday                         21st June      

Frdiay                         21st June 

Online registration closes

SEN Notification deadline

Wednesday                3rd July 

Parents informed of test venue

Saturday                    7th Sept

Academic Test

Monday                      9th Sept 

Music aptitude test

Friday                             13th Sept 

Tuesday                     18th Sept

Sports Aptitude Test

Queens’ School (ONLY)

w/c Monday                23rd Sept

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.

Wednesday               16th   Oct

Scores of tests notified to parents via email


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

Thursday                    31st Oct



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Bushey Meads has now withdrawn from the Consortium with immediate effect.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 


Queens: Children applying for sibling places at Queens, no longer need to sit the SW Herts tests. Parents should seek clarificatiin directly with the Admissions office for confrmation of the process to adopt.