ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS FOR ENTRY
TO YEAR 7 IN SEPTEMBER 2014
An Open Morning for prospective parents and their sons is held in the Autumn Term. There are 190 places in Year 7; there were 662 applications (all rankings) for these places in 2013. The school will meet its legal obligation to admit a boy who has a statement of special educational need that names the school in his statement.
The number of intended admissions for September 2014 is 190. Boys will be admitted at the age of 11 or after having completed National Curriculum Year 6.
In the event of there being more than 190 applications, priority will be given to Children Looked After [see note (xiii)] and to those whose permanent home address lies within the school’s Admission Area [see note (i)].
COMMUNITY AND SPECIALIST PLACES
The school will designate 123 places (65% of the whole) as Community Places and 67 places (35% of the whole) as
OVERSUBSCRIPTION WITHIN THE ADMISSION AREA
For the purpose of applying the Community criteria, the Admission Area will be treated as a single area.
For the purpose of applying the Specialist criteria, the Admission Area will be divided into two separate areas (the
Watford Area and the Rest of the Admission Area) and applicants will be placed in one of them according to the location of their permanent home address.
The school will reserve 40 specialist places (60% of the total specialist places) for applicants whose permanent home address lies within the Watford Area [see note (i)]. In the event of more than 40 such applications, priority amongst them will be given according to these admission arrangements and criteria.
Rest of the Admission Area
The school will reserve 27 specialist places (40% of the total specialist places) for applicants whose permanent home address lies within the Rest of the Admission Area [see note (i)]. In the event of more than 27 such applications, priority amongst them will be given according to these admission arrangements and criteria.
If fewer places than the number reserved are accepted by applicants from an Area, the balance will be added to the places reserved for applicants from the other Area.
Applicants will have to indicate under which criterion or criteria within the community and/or specialist places they are applying Except for those applying under criterion 1, 3 or 4, all applicants are strongly recommended to apply for both a
Community Place and a Specialist Place and to sit the school’s admissions test provided for in criterion 8.
The following criteria will then be applied.
OVER SUBSCRIPTION CRITERIA
Children Looked After. See note (xiii).
Applicants whose permanent home address is nearest to the school and would not be allocated a place under any other criterion (19 places, 10% of the total admissions). See note (xii).
Applicants who are children of a parent who is a permanent member of the school staff (see the Admissions
Code). See note (xvi)
Applicants with a brother enrolled at the school, excluding brothers who first entered the school in the Sixth
Form (Year 12 or Year 13). See note (iv).
Applicants with a sister enrolled at Watford Grammar School for Girls, excluding sisters who first entered the school in the Sixth Form (Year 12 or Year 13). See note (iv).
Places will then be allocated to applicants living closest to the school. See note (xii).
Applicants selected on the basis of aptitude for music as measured by the school's assessment procedures (19 places, 10% of total admissions).
Applicants selected by academic ability as measured by the school’s assessment procedures, in merit order (48 places, 25% of total admissions)
NOTES (these are part of the arrangements)
The Admission Area comprises the Watford Area and the