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The Orchard Primary School, Gammons Lane, Watford WD245JW
Tel: 01923 672280

Secondary Transfer

Transfer to secondary school takes place at the beginning of the Autumn Term after the child's eleventh birthday. Parents are invited to choose which secondary schools they wish their child to attend. Parents need to apply online from the website. Parents can choose up to 4 secondary schools and rank them in the order of preference.

All the local secondary schools hold open evenings/days during September and October. Attending these are the best way to find out about the school and the admission criteria. We strongly recommend you attend these with your child. The dates for these can be found on the website.

South West Hertfordshire Consortium

The South West Hertfordshire School Admissions Consortium comprises of the following schools:

Bushey Meads
St Clement Danes
Croxley Danes
Watford Grammar School for Boys
Watford Grammar School for Girls

These schools require you to notify them of your intention to apply during May - June. They are partially selective schools who have various admission criteria. You will need to complete a 'Supplementary Information Form (SIF)' for these schools as well as completing the application for Hertfordshire County Council.

The school will hold an information evening for any parents during the summer term about the secondary transfer process.

Secondary Transfer Presentation April 2017
Leaver's secondary schools.
Last year (Leavers 2016) our children went to the following schools:
The Harefield Academy
Queens' School
Westfield Academy
Bushey Meads School
Francis Combe Academy
Bushey Academy
Rickmansworth School
St Joan of Arc Catholic High School
Parmiter's School
Watford Grammar School for Girls
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