Apply to join our school in Years 7 to 11:
The Hemel Hempstead School is a Hertfordshire Foundation School. All admissions to The Hemel Hempstead School are determined by Hertfordshire County Council (HCC).
All details about admissions, including the Continuing Interest List, are held at Herts County Council.
Appealing against an admissions decision
Parents will need to set up an appeals account in order to appeal. The online portal is the same for all parents and can be found here https://schoolappeals.hertfordshire.gov.uk/home
In order to set up an account the following codes are needed: The Applicant Reference Number and The Child ID.
Hertfordshire parents can access the codes they need in order to set up an appeals account via their admissions account. They can see them on the page where they are told their allocation.
Parents who live out-of-county or who applied on paper will need to contact the HCC Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 in order to obtain their registration details to gain access. These they will be sent via automated email.
In Year appeals
Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged
September 2024 entry
Appeals resulting from secondary transfer and under 11s applications for admission in September 2024 will be heard according to the following timetable:
Appeals lodged by
Appeals to be heard between
1 March 2024
4pm on 28 March 2024
2 May – 17 June 2024
(excluding 27 May – 31 May)
(Primary Reception, Junior / Middle)
16 April 2024
4pm on 22 May 2024
13 June – 19 July 2024
- 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.
Additional supporting information
If an appellant wishes to any supporting evidence after lodging an appeal, they will need to get that to the Appeals Team at least 7 working days before your hearing, (not counting the day of postage or the hearing date).
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.