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Hertfordshire County Council Admissions 14.18% applied for nursery places online (closing date 27 th January 2006) 51.67% applied for primary places online 64.16% applied for secondary places online

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Hertfordshire County Council Hertfordshire County CouncilOverview of Online School Admissions within Hertfordshire A service for parents/carers and schools Sarah Vize Senior Manager, Admisisons & Transport Hertfordshire County Council Admissions 14.18% applied for nursery places online (closing date 27 th January 2006) 51.67% applied for primary places online 64.16% applied for secondary places online Hertfordshire County Council Admissions Hertfordshire County CouncilHertfordshire online statistics 23 November 2005 Nursery1186 Primary5593 Secondary8011 Total14790 Hertfordshire County CouncilSOLA Additional Functionality SCHOOLS ONLINE ADMISSIONS (SOLA) Allows efficient communication with schools Community and voluntary controlled schools can confirm claimed sibling links Voluntary aided and foundation schools can submit their allocations (which are then fed into the admissions database direct) Schools can view applications made online to their school Schools can view applications made online from their school Hertfordshire County CouncileAdmissions Objectives The main objective of the eAdmissions National Project is to help all LEAs meet: Online targets Take-up targets Hertfordshire has benefitted from stronger marketing focus for 2006 admissions Hertfordshire County CouncilHertfordshire Marketing Direct marketing to target audience Admissions Booklets Starting Nursery Starting School Joining Middle School Moving On URL On each page Hertfordshire County CouncilHertfordshire Marketing Marketing to promote general public awareness Leaflets Posters Pocket calendars Online Film (DVD) Radio General Press Internal Media Hertfordshire County CouncilHertfordshire Marketing Marketing activities Head Teacher briefings Student Services information evenings School Open evenings Conference exhibitions Hertfordshire County CouncilHertfordshire Market Research Selected Bedwell Focused activity - Schools - Childrens centre - Library (drop-in sessions) - Primary schools Pilot project Areas of lower socio-economic deprivation and Berrygrove Primary & Nursery School Focused activity of drop in session for parents/carers Hertfordshire County CouncilApplying Online Benefits For parents: Allows parents to make changes Can remove anxiety about process Quick and efficient Reduces chance of making a mistake Hertfordshire County CouncilApplying Online Benefits For parents: Allows parents to make changes Can remove anxiety about process Quick and efficient Reduces chance of making a mistake For HCC Saves on handling paperwork Reduces time spent checking applications Allows more time to handle other essential admissions work, eg children out of school, integration of pupils Hertfordshire County CouncilApplying Online Admissions process Online apps Sept 2001 for 2002 entry Online apps Sept 2002 for 2003 entry Online apps Sept 2003 for 2004 entry Online apps Sept 2004 for 2005 entry Online apps Sept 2005 for 2006 entry % of online apps Sept 2001 for 2002 entry % of online apps Sept 2002 for 2003 entry % of online apps Sept 2003 for 2004 entry % of online apps Sept 2004 for 2005 entry % of online apps Sept 2005 for 2006 entry Secondary Upper 261 Primary Nursery Junior Middle Total Hertfordshire County CouncilLocal Direct Government November best user experience Hertfordshire County CouncilLocal Direct Government November best user experience Providing -an enjoyable user journey, with all users successfully managing to complete and submit the application form

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