Secondary school places
Applications are being processed. You will receive your offer on Friday 1 March 2024.
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.
What to do
You can name up to 4 school preferences on your secondary school application. To help you choose:
Applications for 2024
For children starting year 7 in September 2024 applications opened on Friday 1 September and closed on Tuesday 31 October 2023.
Applications are processed between 1 November 2023 and 1 March 2024.
If you have not applied and are a Kent resident email email@example.com with your child’s:
- date of birth
- full address
- current school.
We will then advise you of the next steps.
If you have applied but your circumstances have changed and you need to amend your application email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assist you.
Some schools may need you to complete an additional form called a Supplementary Information Form (SIF).
Please contact the school(s) to obtain the form(s) and once completed return directly to the school(s).
Cranbrook School is the only school in Kent with year 9 entry. Applications closed on Tuesday 31 October 2023.
University Technical Colleges
University Technical Colleges cater for children from year 10 onwards. Applications closed on Tuesday 31 October 2023.
Special educational needs and disabilities children
Most children with special educational needs and disabilities can attend mainstream schools, whether or not they have an education health and care (EHC) plan.
If your child has an EHC plan their school placement will be arranged by the SEN Team.
There are no new free schools opening in 2024.
If you provided an email address on your application we will email you on Friday 1 March 2024 after 4pm to tell you which school you have been offered.
You can also log in after 5pm to view your offer online on Friday 1 March 2024.
Offer emails will be sent to the email address provided on your application.
We cannot guarantee the exact time you will receive your email, this will depend on your email service provider.
Due to data protection restrictions, we cannot send the offer to an alternate address without authorisation from the original email account. If you have changed email address, please ensure you can still access the original one so you can receive your offer, or you can view your offer online.
If you need to reset your password you must use the email address you registered with.
For any additional advice, email email@example.com.