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Secondary school places

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 should:

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.

Apply

Apply online for your child’s secondary school place starting September 2022.

Online applications can be made up to and including the closing date of 31 October 2021.

Please ensure that your online application, including any changes made, is submitted by 31 October 2021.

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

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 Admissions Team

Get in touch if you have a query about your application or if you are changing address.

Email: admissions@essex.gov.uk
Telephone: 0345 603 2200

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.

Find out more about what to do after you get your school offer.

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