Starting secondary school

Apply for a secondary school place for September 2019, if your child was born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008.

If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan or statement of special educational needs you don’t need to apply through this admission process. Contact seneducationteam@medway.gov.uk instead.

Choose a school

You can list up to six preferences when you apply for a school place.

Before you apply, there are some things you may want to consider doing:

  • find out more about secondary schools in Medway including dates of open days
  • find out how places are offered for each school by reading their admission arrangements
  • check the schools' Ofsted report (Type in the school name and press 'search'. These reports are not taken into account as part of the admissions process).

It's also important to think about how your child will get to school. If you're interested in applying for home to school transport, you can request a list of the nearest qualifying schools from your home address.

Admission tests

If your child would like to attend a grammar school, they need to be assessed as grammar under the Medway Test.

Brompton Academy, Strood Academy and The Victory Academy require all applicants to sit a Fair Banding Test.