Year 7 Admissions

From September 2019, 10% of our Year 7 intake will be selected by music aptitude. Selection will take place through a music aptitude test.

Parents will need to fill in an additional application form if they wish their child to sit this test. For more information, please contact our admissions team.

Please note that the music aptitude test for 2019 admissions has now taken place, and all further applications should go via the Local Authority before 31st October 2018.

Application Procedure

Applications for admission in Year 7 must be made direct to the Local Authority by the closing date published in the Secondary Education in Essex booklet. For further details visit

Applications for September 2019 must be made between 12th September 2018 and 31st October 2018.

Over Subscription

The intended number of admissions for September 2019 is 270. In the event of over-subscription, places will be allocated using the following criteria in the order given:

  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after *.
  2. Children with a sibling** attending the school, including the Sixth Form at the point of making the application.
  3. Straight line distance*** from home to school, those living closest being given highest priority.

(*LA sibling definition applies)

In the event of over subscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closest being given highest priority. Exceptional medical circumstances (supported by medical evidence) may override the above.