Secondary Transfer 2024

National Allocation Day – 1 March 2024

Depending on the method used in applying for a school place, you will receive either an email during the afternoon of 1 March 2024 or a letter will be sent on 1 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 1 March.

If your application to this school has been successful, you will receive a welcome letter from the school by 8 March 2024.

You will need to accept or decline your place as soon as possible or by 15 March at the latest via your local authority, do not accept/confirm your place with the school.

If you have not been successful in your application to this school and would like to know your position on the waiting list please email the school at or call the school on 01707 650702 and ask for Admissions.

First Round of Continuing Interest

Following National Allocation Day, all applicants who listed Chancellor's School higher than the school they have been allocated will automatically be rolled onto the continuing interest list. Please inform the 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 25 - 29 March.

Second (and final) Round of Continuing Interest

If you are allocated a different school you will be contacted by the Local Authority between 29 April - 3 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 July 2024 at which time if applicants wish to remain on the list they will need to complete an in-year application form via your local authority website.

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/carers 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

1 March 2024

4:00pm on 28 March 2024

2 May - 17 June 2024 

(excluding 27 - 31 May

  • 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 will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear working days in advance of the hearing.
  • Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case 7 working days in advance of the hearing.

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.

If the appellant has a short document (like a doctor’s letter which was not previously available), this will be accepted up to 4 working days before the hearing. Any additional evidence received after this deadline will not be circulated and the panel may not accept any additional information taken to the hearing. 

Hertfordshire Local Authority are organising all of Chancellor's School appeals. 

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