Secondary school places
Get in touch if you have a query about your application or if you are changing address.
Telephone: 0345 603 2200
If your child is in year 6, you can apply for a secondary school (year 7) place between 10 September 2021 and 31 October 2021.
Before you apply
You may also want to check the priority admission catchment area schools.
You can also watch our video on applying for a secondary school place.
Applications for the 2022 school year are now closed.
If you wish to make a late application, use our online application form.
All applications received after 31 October 2021 will be treated as late and will only be processed after all on-time applications.
You are less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools if you apply late.
View your application
View your application online via the Essex Education portal.
You cannot change your preferences online after the closing date. If you are changing address, you must email the School Admissions Team with:
- your child’s details
- your new address
- proof of new address which must be:
- a copy of a signed tenancy agreement if you are renting
- a solicitor’s letter confirming you have exchanged contracts if you are purchasing your new home
School place offers
Emails for online applicants will be sent on 1 March 2022.
From 1 March 2022, if you applied online, you can log into your account to see your allocation.
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