Key dates for applying for secondary school - September 2024 entry

You can register for the Medway Test and should apply for a secondary school place if your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013.

If your child has an education, health and care plan (EHCP) you will need to complete a different form. Find out more about applying for a school place for a child with an EHC plan.

Key dates from secondary school admissions 2024

Date Event
9am on Thursday 1 June 2023 Registration for the Medway Test (11+) opens.
5pm on Friday 30 June 2023 Registration for the Medway Test closes.
Tuesday 4 July 2023 Closing date for special arrangements requests from schools.
9am on Monday 4 September 2023 Secondary school applications open.
Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 September 2023 Medway Test dates for children who attend Medway primary and junior schools.
Saturday 16 or Sunday 17 September 2023

Medway Test date for children from non-Medway schools.

One day will be allocated to each child who attends a non-Medway primary or junior school.

Tuesday 3 October 2023 Results of the Medway Test.
10am on Monday 9 October 2023 Closing date for receiving Medway Test review requests.
4pm on Tuesday 10 October 2023 Deadline for primary and junior schools to submit review work to Medway Council.
Thursday 12 October 2023 Medway Test school work reviews.
Friday 20 October 2023 Review decisions posted to parents and carers.
5pm on Tuesday 31 October 2023 Secondary school applications close.
Friday 1 March 2024 Offers sent to parents and carers.
Thursday 28 March 2024 Deadline for accepting/refusing offers, waiting requests and appeal requests.
Monday 22 April 2024 Re-allocation of school places and processing of late applications.
Tuesday 31 December 2024 End of admissions process and waiting lists close.