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How to order your school preferences

You can name up to six preferences on your school application.

You should put the schools in the order you want them to be considered such as Preference number 1 is the school you'd most prefer your child to go to.

You should name as many schools as possible to give your child the best chance of getting a school place you'll be satisfied with. You cannot appeal for a school you have not named on your application and naming only one school does not guarantee your child a place in that school.

You cannot make changes to your preferences after the closing date for applications unless it's for good reason. If you'd like to do this, you must contact us by email to admissions@medway.gov.uk by 9 November 2019 for secondary school applications and 29 January 2020 for primary school applications.

How school places are offered

All school places are offered based on the oversubscription criteria for each school and not by the order of preference you name a school.  

We will not tell the schools you have named which preference they have been given, as it's not required for them to consider your child's application. The order of your preferences is between you and Medway Council so we can try our best to offer your child a place at one of your highest preferred schools.