During September your daughter's primary school will give you a booklet with a Common Application Form (CAF) enclosed. The booklet will provide information about all secondary schools in Kent and their admission criteria. It will also detail information on each secondary schools open evening and week, allowing you as a parent the opportunity to view and visit the schools, enabling you to make an informed choice.
You will be asked to select a number of schools and put them in order of preference. For example, Northfleet School for Girls as your first choice school, followed by St Georges then Thamesview. Applications are normally completed online through this link. Paper applications are also available via this website.
At the beginning of March you will be sent a letter by KCC informing you which school your daughter has been allocated. If you are not happy with the school you have been allocated you have a right to appeal against the decision. The appeal form will be included in your offer letter. You can only appeal for a place in a school that was on your original CAF. Please note if you were allocated your first choice school and decided that you did not want this, you cannot appeal for a second or third place on your CAF.
If you move into the area after the cut off date for the CAF to be returned to KCC, you will need to contact them to request a late application form. For application forms please contact KCC using the details at the bottom of this page.
If you are moving into the area you will need to complete the In Year Application Form via the link below and send it to the address on this page.
As soon as a place becomes available we will contact you to see if you are still interested in the place, if so, we will arrange for you and your daughter to come in to meet the College Leader and have a look around the school.
Our waiting list is compiled as per KCC instruction by distance order.
For further information, please contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.
Students arriving from abroad
In most cases, children arriving from overseas have the right to attend schools in England. School admission authorities must not refuse to admit a child on the basis of their nationality or immigration status nor remove them from roll on this basis. It is the responsibility of parents to check that their children have a right, under their visa entry conditions, to study at a school.
To help parents, we recommend that local authorities advise overseas nationals entering the UK, who wish to apply for a state-funded school place, to check that they have a right of abode or that the conditions of their immigration status otherwise permit them to access a state-funded school.
Local authorities can do this by adding a reminder to their admissions webpage and within their composite admissions prospectus.