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Secondary school application process

The new secondary school admission round typically runs from Mid September, for parents of current Year 6 children to apply for a secondary school (Year 7) place for the following September.

The statutory national closing date for applications is typically 31st October.

Current dates: Application process is currently closed, new dates will be posted in the Autumn term

You need to apply for a secondary school place through the county in which you reside.  Please use the links below to access the relevant county council websites.

Essex School Application process

The Essex website also has a copy of the Secondary Education in Essex booklet which contains details of all secondary school admission policies:- 

Cambridgeshire Secondary School Application Process

Hertfordshire Secondary School Application Process


Local secondary schools

Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport

Saffron Walden County High School 

Melbourn Village College 

Sawston Village College

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