Applying for a secondary school place
If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013, you must apply for their secondary school place between 1 September 2023 and 31 October 2023.
Applications received after the closing date are treated as late applications. This means there will be far less chance of your child being offered a place at the school you want.
Our admissions timetable shows you when to apply, and when you can find out your offer. More information on the application process is given in our school admissions brochure. Our page of download documents and forms also includes supplemental forms for religious schools.
You should complete your application in good time to have the best chance of getting a place at a school you would like your child to attend.
Apply online or return to your application
By applying online you will:
- get an email acknowledgement of your application
- be able to check which school place has been offered from 1 March 2024
Online briefing sessions
We're hosting 3 online briefing sessions to explain the admissions process, answer your questions and help you apply for a school place. These sessions do not promote any particular school but give an overview of the whole process. Session times are:
- Thursday 14 September 2023, 1pm to 2pm
- Thursday 14 September 2023, 4pm to 5pm
- Thursday 14 September 2023, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Any application received after the closing date will be treated as a late application. Thurock process late applications only after they have processed all the on-time applications. This means there will be far less chance of your child being offered a place at the school you want.
If you have already applied online you will not be able to make another application. Contact Thurrock if you feel you need to make another application, or to send evidence that your application was late due to exceptional circumstances.
Transfer to Catholic Secondary Education
Please click on links below to check out our local Catholic Secondary Schools