Key dates for applying for secondary school - September 2023 entry

You can register for the Medway Test and should apply for a secondary school place if your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012.

If your child has an education, health and care plan (EHCP) or a statement of special educational needs 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 2023

Date Event
9am on Wednesday 1 June 2022 Registration for the Medway Test (11+) opens.
5pm on Thursday 30 June 2022 Registration for the Medway Test closes.
Tuesday 5 July 2022 Closing date for special arrangements requests from schools.
9am on Monday 5 September 2022 Secondary school applications open.
Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 September 2022 Medway Test dates for children who attend Medway primary and junior schools.
Saturday 17 or Sunday 18 September 2022

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 4 October 2022 Results of the Medway Test.
10am on Monday 10 October 2022 Closing date for receiving Medway Test review requests.
4pm on Tuesday 11 October 2022 Deadline for primary and junior schools to submit review work to Medway Council.
Thursday 13 October 2022 Medway Test school work reviews.
Friday 21 October 2022 Review decisions posted to parents and carers.
5pm on Monday 31 October 2022 Secondary school applications close.
Wednesday 1 March 2023 Offers sent to parents and carers.
Wednesday 29 March 2023 Places must be accepted/refused and requests to go on a waiting list and appeals must be submitted.
Monday 24 April 2023 Re-allocation of school places and processing of late applications.
Friday 29 December 2023 End of admissions process and waiting lists close.