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Year 7 Admissions

Secondary Transfers for September 2020

Allocation Summary

Rule 1 (children in public care) 3
Rule 2 (social/medical) 0
Rule 3 (staff) 3
Rule 4 (sibling) 73
Rule 5 (Home to school distance) 112
Rule 6 (aptitude for languages) 20
Furthest distance allocated to  1803.83m

* The school has allocated an additional 10 places under local agreement.

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 (Tel: 0300 123 4043).

In addition to completing the Hertfordshire Standard Transfer Form (The Common Application Form) either online or in paper form, we encourage parents to complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form and return it to the Clerk to the Admissions’ Committee, The Broxbourne School, High Road, Broxbourne, Herts EN10 7DD. This is so that the governors can collect information which they need to consider applications fully. If an applicant does not complete the Supplementary Information Form, the Governing Body will apply the school’s oversubscription criteria using the information submitted on the Common Application Form. This may result in the application being given a lower priority against those criteria due to lack of available information. 

When applications for admission exceed the number of places available the following criteria will be applied, in the order set out below, to decide which pupils to admit. These criteria will continue to be used to allocate places should any fall vacant after the initial allocation. 

90% of allocations (186) will be made using the following criteria (1 to 5) in the order set out below and the remaining 10% of allocations will be made using criterion (6)

  1. Children who are or have been in public care
  2. Children for whom it can be demonstrated that they have a particular medical and/or social need which makes The Broxbourne School the most suitable school for that child
  3. Children of staff at the school where the member of staff has been employed under a contract of employment with the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made or the member of staff is recruited under a contract of employment to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage
  4. Children who have an older brother or sister (a sibling) at the school living at the same address at the time of application, unless it is anticipated that the sibling will have left the school before the date of proposed admission of the applicant
  5. Home to school distance. The ‘Tie-breaker’. After places have been allocated using criteria 1, 2 3, and 4, home to school distance is used as the ‘tie-breaker’ to allocate any remaining places within the 90% of places (186) allocated to criteria 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Home to school distance is used as the ‘tie-breaker’ because it is a clear, objective and fair criterion 
  6. The remaining 10% of places (20) will be allocated for children who show an aptitude for languages on the basis of an assessment of aptitude carried out by the school. Priority will be given to those with the highest score in this test.


Allocation Statistics 











Rule 1 (children in public care)





Rule 2 (social/medical)





Rule 3 (staff)





Rule 4 (sibling)





Rule 5 (Home to school distance)





Rule 6 (aptitude for languages)





Furthest distance allocated to






              September 2020 entry

              Appeals resulting from secondary transfer and under 11’s applications for admission in September                   2020 will be heard according to the following timetable:



Allocation day

Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard between





2 March 2020


4pm on 3 April 2020


5 May – 19 June 2020

(excluding 25 - 29 May)


  • Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, which ever is the later date.
  • Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.
  • Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 working days in advance of the hearing.

  Additional supporting information

              If an appellant wishes to any supporting evidence after lodging an appeal, they will need to get that                 to the Appeals Team at least 7 working days before your hearing, (not counting the day of postage or               the hearing date).

Please remember that any confidential medical/social evidence submitted to the Admission Authority (AA) in support of your application will not be provided to an appeal panel.  If you wish to rely on this in support of your appeal you will need to submit this documentation to the Appeals Team.

             If the appellant has a short document (like a doctor’s letter which was not previously available), this                 will be accepted up to 4 working days before the hearing.  Any additional evidence received after this               deadline will not be circulated and the panel may not accept any additional information taken to the   ​​             hearing.

Secondary Transfers for September 2021

The Aptitude for Languages Test will take place on Saturday 26th September 2020.  In view of the current circumstances please ensure you keep the whole day free.  

The government is in the process of drawing up further guidance regarding the administration of admissions tests. If this leads to changes to our admissions procedures we will update the website.

Application forms must be received by Wednesday 16th September by 4pm.  Applications after this date will not be processed, therefore, if you are posting forms please ensure you use the correct postage.  An acknowledgement of receipt of your application will only be sent if you provide a stamp addressed envelope.


Admissions criteria 2021

Supplementary information form (SIF) and aptitude test application form

Aptitude Test FAQ 2021