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All admissions to The Astley Cooper School are managed and decided through Hertfordshire County Council. 

For information about the admissions process please call 0300 1234043 or visit the Herts Direct website:

Secondary, Upper, Studio or University Technical College


1 September 2021

Online system opens for you to apply online

Sept / Oct 2021

Open events at schools 

Find individual school details in the schools directory

31 October 2021

Closing date for online applications to be submitted to the LA

Statutory deadline for receipt of paper applications

6 December 2021

Applications available to the FD/VA schools and academies

4 January 2022

FD/VA schools and academies provide LA with ranked list of applicants

28 February 2022

Allocation information available to secondary schools

1 March 2022 Allocation information dispatched to parents
15 March 2022 Date by which parents/carers may accept or reject place offered
March 2022 Date by which parents/carers return appeal forms