Our online services for school admissions, free school meals and free 2 year-old childcare will be unavailable between 8am and 6pm on Thursday 30 September due to essential maintenance work. Please do not try to use the services on this day. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Secondary school admissions
If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011, you must apply for their secondary school place between 1 September 2021 and 31 October 2021.
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.
Our admissions timetable shows you when to apply, and when you can find out your offer. More information on the application process is given in our school admissions brochure. Our page of download documents and forms also includes supplemental forms for religious schools.
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.
Apply online or return to your application
By applying online you will:
- get an email acknowledgement of your application
- be able to check which school place has been offered from 1 March 2022
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.
Online webinar sessions
We're hosting online webinar sessions to explain the admissions process, answer your questions and help you apply for a secondary school place. These sessions do not promote any particular school but will give you an overview of the whole process. You may also attend open evenings at one of your preferred schools.
Sessions will take place online using Microsoft Teams. You do not need to install any software. Simply select your preferred time to join:
- Wednesday 29 September 2021, 1pm to 2pm
- Wednesday 29 September 2021, 4pm to 5pm
- Wednesday 29 September 2021, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
University Technical Colleges and Studio Schools
If your child was born between 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008 and you would like them to start Year 10 in a University Technical College (UTC) or a Studio School in September 2022, you must apply between 1 September 2021 and 31 October 2021. You must complete an application even if you are applying for a place outside Thurrock. Go to our Year 10 admissions page for more information.
We normally process applications on the basis of the child's home address at the time of application and offer.
The home address is the address where the child is a permanent resident, or where the child is ordinarily resident. This is usually the address of the parent, or carer with parental responsibility. The adult with whom the child is ordinarily resident would receive Child Benefit for the child.
You can find your street in our list of school catchment areas.
Any application received after the closing date will be treated as a late application. We process late applications only after we have processed all the on-time applications. This means there will be far less chance of your child being offered a place at the school you want.
If you have already applied online you will not be able to make another application. Contact us if you feel you need to make another application, or to send evidence that your application was late due to exceptional circumstances.