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Applying for a school place in Medway?
Information about choosing a school in Medway
If you are a Medway resident (i.e. pay your Council Tax to
Medway), then you must apply through Medway Council. If you live
outside Medway you will need to contact your home local authority
(LA) (such as Kent County Council). The Student
Services Department is happy to offer you advice on how
to apply for school places for your child and any further
information you require.
Things to consider when choosing a school
Families can face difficult decisions when looking
to choose schools for their children. You may need to
consider a number of different questions, including:
- How close is the school to the child's home or where is it
- How big/small is the school?
- What are the values and beliefs of the school?
You can contact schools to arrange an appointment to visit. You
can also gather further information by looking at:
- the school prospectus and website, which will have detailed
information on the school;
- school performance information, which is available in the
achievement and attainment tables compiled by
- details of recent school inspections can be obtained from
the school or by using the Ofsted website.
Admission to schools in September 2013
Find out about 2013 admissions arrangements.
To find out more information on the secondary admissions and
primary admissions process, please follow the links below.
Online applications for a school place - when to
- Applications for primary admissions in September
2013 closed on Tuesday, 15 January 2013.
- Applications for secondary admissions in September
2013 closed on Wednesday, 31 October 2012.
If you have not yet applied you now need to complete a paper
application (available from Student Services) and provide a
covering letter explaining the reasons for lateness.
Online applications can be made on the Medway Online
We recommend that you read the relevant school admissions
booklet and other information available to you before submitting
Before starting your application, please ensure that you have
read and understood the Terms and conditions for the use of Medway
Admission to school in September 2014
Details of the Medway co-ordinated admission schemes and
the admission arrangements for all Medway schools and academies can
be found on the Admission to school in
September 2014 page.
In-Year (Casual) admissions
A Casual ‘In Year’ Admission can be for a new applicant who
is moving to Medway, a child being educated at home and
wishing to return to school or an existing resident attending
a school who wishes to change schools. Applications can be
considered for all year groups (from Year R to Year 11) during
the academic year and outside of the normal transfer process for
Year R, Year 3 and Year 7.
All casual applications and school offers must be made through
the home LA. Please ensure that you apply to your home LA
regardless of the location of the school you want to apply for.
If you name a Medway grammar school on your application, Student
Services will arrange for your child to be assessed to determine if
they are suitable for a grammar school education. This will
normally be in the form of a test, but if your child has
previously sat the Medway Test, we will seek for academic work
to be reviewed. Please contact the Student Services (Admissions)
Team for further advice
For further information and an application form please contact
Medway Council's Student Services Operations Team on 01634
Appeals for Medway schools for September 2013 admissions
The appeals timetable below is only for Medway
Community and Voluntary Controlled schools for September 2013
Appeals for primary admissions and junior transfer 2013
School offers will be made on 12 April 2013 and the deadline for
submitting an appeal will be 13 May 2013. Appeals are scheduled as
Wednesday, 12 - Friday, 15 June 2013
Week commencing 24 June 2013
Week commencing 1 July 2013
Week commencing 8 July 2013
If you wish to appeal for an Academy, Foundation or
Voluntary Aided school you will need to contact the school directly
to obtain their scheduled appeal dates.
Appeals for secondary transfer 2013
School offers will be made on 1 March 2013 and the deadline for
submitting an appeal will be 15 April 2013.
All Medway secondary schools are responsible for their own
appeals. Please contact the relevant school to gain details of
their appeal timetable.
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