You can apply to move school part way through the school year. This is called an in-year or casual admission and can be for a:

  • new applicant who needs a place at a Medway school or academy
  • child who is being educated at home and now needs a Medway school place
  • child who currently goes to a Medway school or academy and wants to move to a different school or academy in Medway

In-year (casual) admissions are for entry to any year group between reception and year 11 during the school year and outside of the normal transfer process for reception, year 3 (junior schools only) and year 7.

More about the application and admissions process.

What to do

If you want to apply for a Medway school or academy, you will need to apply direct to each school.

To apply you will need to complete the single preference application form.

You can apply for more than one school at the same time. You do not need to wait for the outcome of an application before applying for other schools.

Read the oversubscription criteria for Medway schools

If you have approached schools and are having trouble finding a place, you can contact us and we will let you know where there are currently places available.

If you have any questions on the process or need any advice on your options email casualadmissions@medway.gov.uk.

Accept, refuse or appeal a place

Download our forms to accept, refuse or appeal a school place offered during the school year.