Key dates for applying for secondary school - September 2025 entry

You can register for the Medway Test and should apply for a secondary school place if your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.

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 2025

Date Event
9am on Monday 20 May 2024 Registration for the Medway Test (11+) opens.
5pm on Friday 14 June 2024 Registration for the Medway Test closes.
Friday 21 June 2024 Closing date for special arrangements requests from schools.
Monday 2 September 2024 Secondary school applications open.
Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 September 2024 Medway Test dates for children who attend Medway primary and junior schools.
Saturday 21 or Sunday 22 September 2024

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.

Wednesday 16 October 2024 Results of the Medway Test.
Thursday 31 October 2024 Secondary school applications close.
Monday 3 March 2025 Offers sent to parents and carers.
Friday 28 March 2025 Deadline for accepting/refusing offers, waiting requests and appeal requests.
Monday 21 April 2025 Re-allocation of school places and processing of late applications.
Wednesday 31 December 2025 End of admissions process and waiting lists close.