Admissions (for applications to start in September 2024)
We are excited to be able to offer 240 places in Year 7 to join Goffs Academy.
The updated Admissions Policy for applications to start in September 2024 is below:
Click on the link below to access the Aptitude Test form for admission in September 2024:
In year appeals
Once you have made a direct application to the school using the Supplementary Information Form (can be found below), you will be sent registration details from the Admission team at county. You will be able to lodge an appeal using the appeals online system. Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged
Hertfordshire parents access the online system via their admissions account. Parents who live out-of-county or who applied on paper should use our appeals online system and will need to contact our Customer Service Centre on 0300 123 4043 in order to obtain their registration details to gain access.
Admissions (in year 2023-2024)
The updated Admissions Policy for applications to start in September 2023 is below:
SCHOOL ADMISSION APPEALS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION/REMINDERS
As you will be aware, parents should have the ability to lodge all school admission appeals online. The below tells you how to ensure this statutory right is made available to parents.
Please note: our online portal has now changed. All parents now need to set up an appeals account in order to appeal. The online appeals portal is the same for all parents and is found here: School Admission Appeal | Hertfordshire County Council
In order to set up an account, the following codes are needed:
- Application Reference Number
- 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 our 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
Admissions need to send parents the codes they need in a letter. To make sure this happens, you must notify the Local Authority’s Admissions and Transport team every time you consider an application in one of these ways:
- log into SEAM and complete the ‘Submit Notification’ form, or
- Email the admissions officer for your school
On receipt of that notification, the Admissions and Transport team will send the parents their registration details so they can create an account and lodge an appeal. Please note that if you receive a direct application and do not inform admissions, parents will not be able to appeal online.
NB If all your applications are dealt with centrally by the Admission Transport team, you do not need to notify admissions in this way.
SCHOOL ADMISSION APPEALS TIMETABLE
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)
- 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.