Secondary school admissions

Admissions timetable

The timetable for applying for a secondary school place is as follows.

Transfer to secondary school – year 7

If your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010, you must apply for a secondary school place for September 2021.

Date What happens
Monday 7 September 2020 Application period opens at midday
Saturday 31 October 2020 Application period closes for on-time applications
Monday 1 March 2021 Notification of offers are available from 12:30am

Applications received after the closing date are treated as late applications. This means there will be far less chance of your child being offered a place at the school you want.

Transfer to studio school – year 10

If your child was born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007, you must apply for a studio school place for September 2021.

Date What happens
Monday 7 September 2020 Application period opens at midday
Saturday 31 October 2020 Application period closes for on-time applications
Monday 1 March 2021 Notification of offers are available from 12:30am

Applications received after the closing date are treated as late applications. This means there will be far less chance of your child being offered a place at the school you want.

Transfer to another school between September 2020 and July 2021

You can apply for your child's transfer to another school – called an in-year application.

Date What happens
Thursday 23 July 2020 Application period opens for the school year.

You should complete your application in good time to have the best chance of getting a place at a school you would like your child to attend. In-year applications are processed within 20 school days.

Apply online

Following an update to our online service on 16 July 2020, you will need to create a new login account when you first apply a school admission after this date.

To create a new account, use the link below and select 'create an account'. Your login accounts for other Thurrock Council services are not affected.

School admissions applications