Secondary Transfer 2024

We are delighted that you are considering our school for your child in 2024 and hope that you have browsed the rest of the website to get a feel for our school. This page will be updated with information about the admission process which we hope you will find useful.

National Allocation Day – 1st March 2024

Depending on the method used in applying for a school place, you will receive either an email during the afternoon of 1st March 2024 or a letter will be sent on 1st March from your Local Authority notifying you of the school place your child has been allocated for September 2024. 

Your allocation will be available through your online account later in the evening of the 1st March.

If your application to this school has been successful, you will receive a letter from the school confirming the offer of the place. We would ask that you accept or decline your place as soon as possible or by 15th March at the latest.

If you have not been successful in your application to this school, letters will be sent out on 1st March 2024 with information regarding your child's position on the continuing interest list and also information about how to appeal. We would request that you do not call the school before you receive this letter.

Continuing Interest

Following National Allocation Day, all applicants who listed St Clement Danes School higher than the school they have been allocated will automatically be rolled onto the continuing interest list. Please inform the school or the Local Authority if you do not wish to remain on the list. 

You will not remain on this school's continuing interest list if you have been allocated a school you ranked higher than this school. 

First continuing interest applicants allocated a different school at this time will be contacted by the Local Authority between 25th - 29th March.

Second (and final) Round of Continuing Interest

If you are allocated a different school you will be contacted by the Local Authority between 29th April - 3rd May 2024. If further vacancies occur they will be filled as they occur from the continuing interest list. The continuing interest list will continue until the end of the autumn term 2024 at which time if applicants wish to remain on the list they will need to complete an in-year application form.

It is worth noting that the school receives 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.  


All unsuccessful applicants are entitled to appeal.  

If you wish to appeal against the Governors’ decision not to award you a place you will need to set up an appeals account. The online appeals portal is the same for all parents and is found here: School Admission Appeal | Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire parents can access the codes they need in order to set up an appeals account via their admissions account. Parents who live out-of-county or who applied on paper will need to contact Hertfordshire County Council Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 in order to obtain their registration details to gain access. These will be sent via automated email. 

Appeals resulting from secondary transfer applications for admission in September 2024 will be heard according to the following timetable:


Allocation day

Appeals lodged by

Appeals to be heard between

Secondary Transfer

1st March 2024     

4:00pm on 28th March 2024

2nd May - 17th June 2024 

(excl 6th May, 27th - 31st May)


Hertfordshire Local Authority are organising all of St Clement Danes appeals. From the above information you will note that the Authority will require your completed Appeal Form to be returned to them by 4:00pm on 28th March 2024.

It is possible for you to remain on the Continuing Interest list without lodging an appeal. 

We would request that you do not call the school during this busy period but if you have any queries please email


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