If your child is in year 6, you can apply for a secondary school (year 7) place between 12 September 2023 and 31 October 2023. Before you apply You should: check you live in the Essex administrative area read the secondary school admissions booklet 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. Secondary school admissions Apply Apply online for your child’s secondary school place starting September 2024. Online applications can be made up to and including the closing date of 31 October 2023. Please ensure that your online application, including any changes made, is submitted by 31 October 2023. All applications received after 31 October 2023 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. Contact the School Admissions Team Telephone: 0345 603 2200 Email: email@example.com School place offers Emails for online applicants will be sent on 1 March 2024. From 1 March 2024, 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.