Schools and colleges

Hertfordshire County Council is the local authority with responsibility for education in Hertfordshire.


If you wish to apply online for admission for your child to one of the Herts County Council schools please use the following link: Online admissions system

If you believe that your child may have special education needs, then you can apply online for an assessment for your child using the following link: Parental Request for Statutory Assessment of Special Education Needs

Help with the cost of education - Free school meals
Children of families receiving certain benefits could be entitled to free school meals and other education benefits from Hertfordshire County Council. 16 to 18 year-olds receiving these benefits in their own right are also entitled to free school meals.

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We have provided links that look at nursery, infant and junior schools, secondary schools, special schools, deaf schools and colleges.

Nursery, infant and junior schools

Secondary schools

Special schools and specialist education

Special schools in Hertfordshire cater for a whole range of learning, development and emotional difficulties. 

Garston Manor School is a special school which caters for up to 122 secondary aged boys and girls (11 - 16 year olds) whose main presenting needs are moderate learning difficulties. Heathlands, in St Albans, is an all-age community special school for deaf children.

Independent schools



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