Starting secondary school

Apply for a secondary school place for September 2020, if your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009.

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. Please contact instead.

Key dates

Key dates for secondary school admissions 2020:

 Action Date 
 Registration for the Medway Test opens  9am, Monday 3 June 2019
 Registration for the Medway Test closes  5pm, Monday 1 July 2019
 Deadline for special arrangements requests from schools  Monday 8 July 2019
 Secondary school applications open  9am, Monday 9 September 2019
 Medway Test dates  Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 September 2019
 Medway Test date for Medway schools who opt for Saturday
 testing and children from non-Medway schools
 Saturday 21 September 2019
 Results of the Medway Test  Monday 7 October 2019
 Deadline for Medway Test review requests  Monday 14 October 2019
 Deadline for primary and junior schools to submit review work to Medway Council  10am, Wednesday 16 October 2019
 Medway Test reviews  Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October 2019
 Review decisions posted to parents and carers  By Wednesday 23 October 2019
 Secondary school applications close  5pm, Thursday 31 October 2019
 Offers sent to parents and carers  Monday 2 March 2020
 Places must be accepted/refused
 Requests to go on a waiting list and appeals must be submitted
 By Tuesday 31 March 2020
 Re-allocation of vacant places begins  Monday 20 April 2020
 Re-allocation of vacant places ends  Thursday 31 December 2020


Question and answer sessions

To help guide families through the admissions process, we're running a series of presentations on how it works and what you need to do.

You can ask any questions you have and you don't need to book a place, just turn up.

There are two presentation times on each date at each venue.

Date  Presentation times  Venue 
Tuesday 4 June 2019 4.30pm and 6.30pm The Hundred of Hoo Academy, Main Road, Hoo, Rochester, ME3 9HH
Wednesday 5 June 2019 4.30pm and 6.30pm  Chatham Grammar School for Girls, Rainham Road, Chatham, ME5 7EH
Thursday 6 June 2019 4.30pm and 6.30pm  Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Maidstone Road, Rochester, ME1 3EL