Hertfordshire admissions

We are consulting on changes to our admissions for 2023.

We are consulting on changes to our admissions arrangements in 2023.  In summary these changes are:

  • changes to the wording of rule three, ‘the sibling rule’, where it relates to single twin or multiple birth children,
    • the proposed change is in paragraph 3,
  • changes to the minimium entry grades for subjects at key stage five,
    • the proposed change is in paragraph 14.
  • changes to the wording of our approach to children who are out of their correct chronological year group,
    • the proposed change is in paragraph 19.
  • changes to the definition of ‘home address’,
    • the proposed change is in paragraph 20.

The proposed admissions arrangements are at this link.

If you wish to comment on the proposed changes please email making the subject line “Admissions 2023 consultation”.  The consultation closes on the 14th December 2021.

How to 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.

All details about admissions, including the Continuing Interest List, are held at Herts County Council.

For information about the admissions process please call 0300 1234043 or visit the Hertfordshire County Council website:

Our Admissions Policy for September 2022  is below:

Admission arrangements for September 2022

The Hemel Hempstead School Open Day – 2nd October 2021

We look forward to welcoming students to our Open Day, which will be held on Saturday, 2nd October 2021.  Due to the current public health situation, it is necessary to restrict this event to Year 6 students and their parents/carers only.  You will be shown around by our students as part of their Hemel Hempstead Experience, in small, family groups.  However, the speeches by the Headteacher and Headstudents will be pre-recorded for you to access during or after your tour. You must book in advance in order to attend this event.  Please email or phone 01442 390100 to book your tour.

Please click on the links below to listen to our Open Day speeches from our Headteacher, Head students and Year 8 students.
Headteacher’s welcome:

Our head students explain the variety, challenge and depth of The Hemel Hempstead Experience, The HHEx:

Our year eight students remember their experiences of joining us in year seven:

How to aply to join our Sixth From:

Visit the dedicated Sixth Form pages of our website by clicking here


Our school prospectus is an insight into many aspects of our school. Whilst it is produced specifically for those thinking of applying for a place for their child at the school, it also provides a clear picture of the ethos and practice of The Hemel Hempstead School today.

Hemel School Prospectus 2021
6th Form Prospectus