In year admission

Late Transfer Procedure (Years 8-11)

Boys seeking admission to Years 8 to 11 will be considered in accordance with the school’s late transfer procedure.

The school participates in HCC’s Fair Access protocol, which means that children will be admitted under this protocol before the late transfer procedure.

Late transfer oversubscription criteria

Where a place becomes available, the following criteria will be applied in the order set out below to determine which boy to admit:

1. Looked After Children and children who were previously looked after, including those who appear (to Watford Grammar School for Boys) to have been in state care outside of England, and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or a special guardianship order.

2. Boys with a parent who is a permanent full-time or part-time member of the school staff (inclusive of teaching and support staff roles). To qualify, the member of staff must either have been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission is made or have been recruited to fill a post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. In all cases, the member of staff must have parental responsibility (sole or shared) for the boy.

3. Boys who have moved into the admission area within the preceding 12 months.

4. Places will then be allocated to boys in increasing distance order using straight line distance between the normal home address and the school. In the event of two boys living an equal distance from the school (e.g. in a block of flats) the boys will be ranked numerically by house door number, the lower number taking priority. If the boys live at equal distances, but in different locations, the place will be allocated by independently verified random allocation. Boys who have an Education, Health and Care Plans that name the school will be admitted prior to the application of the late transfer oversubscription criteria.

If you wish to apply for a late transfer please complete the Late Transfer Application form linked below.  We will write to you with the outcome of your application within 15 school days.

LATE TRANSFER APPLICATION FORMAll unsuccessful applicants to the School have the right to appeal.  Appeals to Watford Grammar School for Boys are dealt with by Hertfordshire County Council and parents wishing to appeal should call the Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 to request their registration details.

Please note continued interest lists are held until the end of the academic year, when the lists are deleted.