Admissions 2019-12-05T18:16:00+00:00

The Barclay School prides itself on being an inclusive school which values young people of all abilities.

Before you apply make sure you have read our Headteachers Welcome message. If you are currently in Yr 6, then you can find out more information about the transition on our Starting@Barclay page.

Admissions are managed by the local authority and places allocated in accordance with the County’s published admission rules. If you wish to make an enquiry about the possibility of your child(ren) attending The Barclay School then please contact the Admissions Team at County Hall as detailed below:

Admissions Team
County Hall CHR 102
Pegs Lane
SG13 8DQ
Customer Service Centre:  0300 123 4043

In the meantime, if you would like to arrange a tour of the school then please contact us directly on 01438 232221.

To view our Admission Arrangements for 2018-19 please click here.

To view our Admission Arrangements for 2019-20 please click here.

To view our Admission Arrangements for 2020-21 please click here.

To view our Admission Arrangements for 2021-22 please click here.


If it has not been possible to offer your child a place at Barclay Academy, you have the right, by law, to appeal to an independent appeal panel. Please bear in mind that although the law allows you to have the opportunity to appeal against admission decisions, it does not give your child the automatic right to a place at a particular school. There is no guarantee that your appeal will be successful and each case will be decided on its own merits by the independently appointed panel.

Appeals for Barclay Academy are processed by Hertfordshire County Council, and further information about the process can be found on the Hertfordshire County Council’s website. If you are appealing for Secondary Transfer 2020, your application outcome letter will include information on the timescale for submitting an appeal.

For future information about admissions appeals please click on the link below: