Waiting lists

If you're not happy with the school place your child has been offered, you can ask for them to be added to the waiting list for any:

  • Medway school named on your application
  • other Medway school that was not named on your application.

You will need to complete the waiting list request form and return it to Medway Council's School Admissions Team by Tuesday 14 May 2024 for it to be processed in the first round of reallocation from 10 June 2024. Any waiting list requests submitted after 14 May will be processed after 10 June 2024.

Download a waiting list request form and information

Your child will not be automatically added to any waiting lists unless we receive your completed form.

If a place becomes available for your child at a school you asked to go on the waiting list for, a place at that school will automatically be offered to your child and will replace your current/previous offer. Do not ask to go on a waiting list if you do not want us to replace your current offer.

Remember that:

  • places are offered automatically from waiting lists so if you already hold an offer it will be withdrawn
  • waiting lists close on Tuesday 31 December 2024
  • we offer available places to children on the schools waiting lists from Monday 10 June 2024
  • a child's place on a waiting list is held in oversubscription order, not first come first served.
  • you must tell us if you want to remove your child from a waiting list.

If your child can be offered a place from a waiting list

If your child can be offered a place at a school from a waiting list, we will:

  • automatically make the offer
  • automatically withdraw any other school place offer you hold so it can be offered to another child
  • remove your child from any waiting list for schools named as a lower preference than the one offered, but your child will stay on the lists for schools named higher.

If you want to remove your child from waiting lists

If you’re happy with your current school offer and do not wish for your child to stay on waiting lists you must tell us by emailing admissions@medway.gov.uk.

If you do not tell us you could lose your previous offer if you are offered another school place from the waiting list.