Some schools consider medical, health or special access reasons as part of their oversubscription criteria.

Read the criteria for each school you are applying for to see if they give your child a higher priority of a place based on medical, health or special access needs.

If they do and you wish to apply on these reasons, you must state this on your application and provide medical evidence.

Evidence must be from a GP or other medical professional showing your child’s needs and how the named school can help meet them. The evidence must be submitted when you apply.

Medway schools that do not consider medical, health and special access needs

Primary schools

  • English Martyrs RC Primary School
  • The Pilgrim School
  • St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary School
  • St Mary's Catholic Primary School
  • St Mary's Island CE Primary School
  • St Michael's RC Primary School
  • St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

Secondary schools

  • Brompton Academy
  • Chatham Grammar School for Girls
  • Fort Pitt Grammar School
  • Strood Academy
  • The Robert Napier School
  • The Thomas Aveling School

These schools will not give your child a higher priority for a school place for medical, health or special access reasons.

If you have medical needs

Some schools may also give a child a higher priority of a place if their parent or carer has mental or physical disabilities.

If you wish to apply on these reasons, you must state this on your child's application and provide medical evidence.

Evidence must be from a GP or other medical professional who can show a link between your needs and a named school. The evidence must be submitted at the time you apply.