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Secondary school application process

General information

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 opened 11 Sept 2020 and MUST be submitted by 31 October 2020

Applications received after this date will be considered late and you may reduce your chance of being offered a place at your preferred school.

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 - available from this page:- https://www.essex.gov.uk/apply-for-a-secondary-school-place

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

2020 virtual open evenings

Joyce Frankland:  Thurs 24 Sept To book please click here.

Saffron Walden County High: Please follow this link for updates

Melbourn Village College Thurs 24 Sept 7pm - follow this link

Sawston Village College: Thurs 1 Oct - follow this link for more info

St Mary's Senior school: Sat 10 Oct (online) - follow this link for more info and to book

Perse foundation: Sat 26 Sept - follow this link for more information

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