I live very close to Queens school which is part of the watford consortium. Does my child have to sit for the watford consortium exams to get into the nearest school to us? I am so confused as to the requirements to get into secondary school in the bushey/watford area.
Each school has their own rules, so you need to check each of them. You could check the Moving On directory
from last year; the schools will probably propose the same criteria this year.
I understand that Queens' require all applicants to take the consortium tests, because they use them for initial streaming in year 7. Later they switch to subject-based setting. All applicants to Bushey Meads are also required to take those tests, in this case to operate their banded admissions criteria.