If your child is moving to secondary education in September 2024, a detailed guide can be downloaded below:
Friday 1st September 2023
Online application process opens.
All parents should go to www.kent.gov.uk/ola to register and apply. Information about secondary schools will be available from the Kent County Council website. School open evenings begin, and details can be found on each individual school’s sebsite.
Thursday 7th September 2023
Children in Kent who registered to take the Kent Test (11+)
Any amendments after this date must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
By Wednesday 18th October 2023
Kent Test (11+) assessment decisions sent to parents after 4.00pm
Tuesday 31st October 2023
Online application process closes for the main round. Any amendments after this date must be emailed to email@example.com
Friday 1st March 2024
Offers of school places sent to parents via email after 4.00pm
Appeals information can be found at www.kent.gov.uk/schoolappeals . You can only appeal for schools that were named on your RCAF.
By Friday 15th March 2024
Parents should contact the school to accept/refuse the place that has been offered. Parents should also fill out the waiting list form from the link in the offer email to be added to the waiting list of schools named on the original application.
By Thursday 28th March 2024
Appeals need to be lodged by this date to be heard before September – appeals information can be found at www.kent.gov.uk/schoolappeals You can only appeal for schools that were named on the SCAF.
Thursday 25th April 2024
Offer day for the second round of applications (known as reallocation). After this date waiting lists will be maintained by the schools and they will send out offers for any places that may become available. Parents who have received an offer of a place from KCC can approach schools directly for alternative places.
April to June 2024
Admission appeals held.
Children start in year 7 at secondary school.
If you and your child are planning to attend a secondary school open day, please ensure you notify our Attendance Officer, Jane Abbott, prior to the visit taking place so this can be recorded on the register. Please email directly at Jane.firstname.lastname@example.org.