All applicants must complete the Common Application Form of their home Local Authority. Hertfordshire residents should apply online to Hertfordshire County Council. Families resident in other authorities must complete the form provided by the authority in which they live. Applicants for Sir John Lawes do not need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF).
Sir John Lawes admissions are handled by Hertfordshire County Council. If you have any queries regarding Secondary Transfer, Appeals or In Year Admissions, please call County Admissions directly on 0300 123 4043
School Admission Appeals Timetable
In year appeals
Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged
September 2023 entry
Appeals resulting from secondary transfer for admission in September 2022 will be heard according to the following timetable:
|Allocation day||Appeals lodged by||Appeals to be heard between|
|Secondary Transfer||1 March 2023||4pm on 29 March 2023||
2 May - 15 June 2023
(excluding 29 May - 2 June 2023)
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 (the person who made the appeal) will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 14 calendar days in advance of the hearing (unless you've been requested to agree shorter timescales).
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 submit further evidence, which was not included with their initial appeal, they should ensure this is received at least 7 clear working days, not counting the day of postage or the hearing, in advance of your appeal.
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.
Only a short document, such as a doctor’s letter not previously available, will be accepted up to 4 clear working days prior to the hearing. Any additional evidence or information received after this deadline will not be circulated and may not be considered at the hearing.