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Applying for a secondary school place




Admissions timetable

The timetable for applying for a secondary school place is as follows.

Transfer to secondary school – year 7

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009, you must apply for a secondary school place for September 2020.

Date What happens
Monday 2 September 2019 Application period opens at midday
Thursday 31 October 2019 Application period closes for on-time applications
Monday 2 March 2020 Notification of offers are available from 12:30am

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.

More information on the application process is given is given in the Thurrock school admissions brochure.

Their 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.

  • get an email acknowledgement of your application
  • be able to check which school place has been offered from 2 March 2020


You can create an account if you don't already have one.


Home address

We normally process applications on the basis of the child's home address at the time of application and offer.

The home address is the address where the child is a permanent resident, or where the child is ordinarily resident. This is usually the address of the parent, or carer with parental responsibility. The adult with whom the child is ordinarily resident would receive the child benefit for the child.

You can find your street in our list of school catchment areas.


Late applications

Any application received after the closing date will be treated as a late application. This means there will be far less chance of your child being offered a place at the school you want.

We process late applications only after we have processed all the on-time applications.

If you have already applied online you will not be able to make another application. Contact us 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