Secondary Transfer 2017

Secondary Transfer 2017

National Allocation Day – 1 March 2017

Depending on the method used in applying for a school place, you will receive either an email or a letter from the Local Authority on 1 March 2017 notifying you of the school place your child has been allocated for September 2017. If your application to this school has been successful, you will also receive a letter from the school confirming the offer of the place.  We would ask that you accept or decline your place by 15th March 2017 at the latest.  

If you have not been successful in your application to this school, letters were sent out on Wednesday 1st March with information regarding your child's position on the continuing interest list, details of how to remain on the continuing interest list and also information about how to appeal. We would request that you do not call the school for an update of your child’s position on the Continuing Interest List. An updated position on the continuing interest list will be sent to unsuccessful applicants following the reallocation period early in the summer term. Should your child qualify for a place during Continuing Interest, you will be contacted by the Local Authority with an offer.

It is worth noting that we receive few withdrawals at this stage and it is therefore important that you make alternative arrangements for your child by accepting a place at another secondary school.  There is no statistical analysis, from one year to the next, as to how many places will be accepted or declined by applicants.  The variation is such that it would be misleading to rely solely on the data from previous years and use it as a benchmark for your own application.

All unsuccessful applicants are entitled to appeal.  The deadline for registering is 4.00pm on 31st March 2017. 

If you wish to appeal against the Governors’ decision not to award you a place you will need to Log into your online application at and click on the link “register an appeal”. 

If you did not apply through the Hertfordshire on line application system, please contact the Admissions Officer at the school to request an appeal pack. The school will then send you the appeal documentation for completion, which you must complete and return to the Local Authority within the timescale indicated.  Appeals for St Clement Danes School will be heard during May and June 2017.

The Admissions Office is routinely open on Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 4.30pm during term time. We would request that you do not call the school during this busy period but if you have any queries please email