Applying for a Place
Admissions to Wye School
Wye School is socially, academically and culturally inclusive and welcomes applications from all. Each of the 90 places in each year group is free of charge and open to students of all abilities. As such there is no selection by ability or faith. Arrangements for admissions are clear and fair and the school abides by the School Admissions Code and the School Admissions Appeals Code. Prospective students and their parents will be offered the opportunity to visit the school before making an application for a place.
Wye School’s Admissions Policy can be accessed here.
Year 7 Places
Kent County Council (KCC) has co-ordinated admissions arrangements for all schools in the local area for entry into Year 7. Wye School participates in this scheme and so most applications are made directly to KCC. However, the closing date for ‘in time’ applications for September 2019 was 31 October 2018 and KCC will accept late applications up to 16th March 2019. After that date, applications should be made directly to the school.
Offers of places
Offers of places for September 2019 will be sent out by Kent County Council on 1st March 2019 via email and post. You should respond to that offer directly to the school by 16th March 2019.
Should you be unsuccessful in the first round of offers but wish to be placed on our waiting list, please complete the waiting list form (enclosed in your offer letter pack) and return to KCC, no later than Friday 16th March, 2019. Not all first round offers are accepted, so second round offers have always been available from the waiting list thus far. KCC will make offers from the waiting list on 24th April 2019. After that date, the waiting list is held by the school and further places usually become available in June. Joining our waiting list is the most likely way to secure a place.
If you are unsuccessful in obtaining a place, you have a right to appeal to an independent appeals panel. You can download an appeals form here; this should be completed and returned to the school by 29th March 2019. Appeals are heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals, so by the middle of June. Please click here for more details about the appeals process. The independent panel could accept your appeal but success rates are low, joining our waiting list is the most likely way of securing a place.
Applications for Places in Other Year Groups (In Year Admissions)
Wye School is over subscribed and all year groups are currently full. However, places occasionally become available and we maintain waiting lists for all years. If you wish to apply for a place in another year group at Wye School, please telephone the school to ask about current availability and then please complete the form found here http://www.kent.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/3522/in-year-admission-form.pdf and return to the Principal's PA Caroline.Castle@wyeschool.org.uk at Wye School