Key dates for applying for secondary school - September 2021 entry

We have changed Medway Test dates and the closing date for application. You can read about these changes in our letter to year 5 parents.

You can apply for a secondary school place if your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010.

If your child has an education, health and care (EHC) plan or a statement of special educational needs you will need to complete a different form. More about applying for a school place for a child with an EHC plan

Key dates for secondary school admissions 2021

  • Registration for the Medway Test (11+) opens: 9am on Monday 1 June 2020
  • Registration for the Medway Test closes: 5pm on Monday 29 June 2020
  • Deadline for special arrangements requests from schools: Monday 6 July 2020
  • Secondary school applications open: 9am on Monday 7 September 2020
  • Medway Test dates: Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 October 2020
  • Medway Test date for Medway schools who opt for one-day testing and children from non-Medway schools: Saturday 10, Sunday 11, Saturday 17 or Sunday 18 October 2020. One day will be allocated to each child who attends a non-Medway primary or junior school, or a Medway school which opts for one-day testing
  • Results of the Medway Test: Monday 2 November 2020
  • Deadline for Medway Test review requests: Monday 9 November 2020
  • Deadline for primary and junior schools to submit review work to Medway Council: 10am on Wednesday 18 November 2020
  • Medway Test school work reviews: Thursday 19 and Friday 20 November 2020
  • Review decisions posted to parents and carers: By Tuesday 24 November 2020
  • Secondary school applications close: 5pm on Monday 30 November 2020
  • Offers sent to parents and carers: Monday 1 March 2021
  • Places must be accepted/refused and requests to go on a waiting list and appeals must be submitted: By Wednesday 31 March 2021
  • Re-allocation of empty school places begins: Monday 19 April 2021
  • Re-allocation of empty school places ends: Friday 31 December 2021