Apparently admissions criteria for 2008 are now being submitted to local authorities, so the first stage of this is now availablfor us to see.
Do you know where this is available for us to see? I would like to look!
Watford Girls' have their draft arrangements on their web site
. The Boys and Girls schools usually coordinate their arrangements, so the Boys criteria will presumably be similar. The first draft (there a couple of days ago) was identical to the previous arrangements. Now there's a ReDraft dated Jan 07. As far as I can tell, the only changes are
* a new first-priority criterion for looked-after children
* dropping the criterion for children of members of staff
* change of the sibling criterion to siblings enrolled at the time of admission, rather than application.
All to be expected, as the first two are mandatory parts of the new Code, and the third follows the revised Hertfordshire sibling rules (and is good news for twins). It will be interesting to see if they can defend the cross-sibling arrangement between the two schools.
Presumably Parmiters and Queens will be similar. Queens is in a fairly strong position regarding local admissions. Rickmansworth have a different problem: the Code says the selected proportion cannot be larger than at any time since 1997, and they dropped from 35% to 25% for a couple of years, so they'll presumably be forced to that level.