Secondary school places

You must apply for a secondary school place for your child to start year 7 at secondary school. You will need to do this when your child is in Year 6 at primary school.

If your child is already at secondary school and you want to move them to a different school you must apply for an in year admission.

It's important to find out more about schools you're interested in before you apply.

Kent applicants can name up to four school preferences on their secondary school application.

Read our guide to secondary admissions for 2022 (PDF, 1.2 MB).

Please ensure you have read KCC’s admissions privacy notice before you apply for a school place.

Applications for 2022

Secondary school applications for Kent residents will be open from Wednesday 1 September to Monday 1 November 2021 at www.kent.gov.uk/ola

Additional information

Some schools may need you to complete an additional form called a Supplementary Information Form (SIF).

Please contact the school to obtain the form.

Cranbrook School

Cranbrook School is the only school in Kent with year 9 entry.

University Technical Colleges

University Technical Colleges cater for children from Year 10 onwards.

Special educational needs and disabilities children

Most children with special educational needs and disabilities can attend mainstream schools, whether or not they have an EHCP. Find out more about applying for a school place for your SEND child.

We process applications between 2 November 2021 to 28 February 2022.

Apply online

If you apply online we will email you on 1 March 2022 after 4pm to tell you which school you have been offered. We cannot guarantee the exact time you will receive your email, this will depend on your email service provider.

You can also log in after 5pm on 1 March 2022 to view your offer online. If you need to reset your password you must use the email address you registered with.

If you apply online we will email you on 1 March 2022 after 4pm to tell you which school you have been offered. We cannot guarantee the exact time you will receive your email, this will depend on your email service provider.

You can also log in after 5pm on 1 March 2022 to view your offer online. If you need to reset your password you must use the email address you registered with.

Find out what to do after you get your offer.