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.
For children adopted outside England, please complete the SIF (click 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 2020 was 31 October 2019 and KCC will accept late applications up to 16th March 2020. After that date, applications should be made directly to the school.
Offers of places
Offers of places for September 2020 will be sent out by Kent County Council on 2nd March 2020 via email and post. You should respond to that offer directly to the school by 16th March 2020.
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 Monday 16th March, 2020. 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 22 April 2020. After that date, the waiting list is held by the school and further places usually become available in June or early July. Joining our waiting list is the most likely way to secure a place.
If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2020 you can appeal between 2 March - 27 March 2020 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard by 8 July 2020. For applications made in the normal admission round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals. For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeals being lodged.
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
Existing Parent View
One of the parents that chose Wye School in 2013 recently wrote to us:
'As one of the “originals” we took our chances on Wye (with little to go on at the time except dedicated staff and imagination) loving the ethos and the location. How blessed we have been in making that choice as we have watched the school go from strength to strength, changing and growing in many ways, now with another child already with you and another due you may take your “blessing” of many of our children as a great compliment of your success.
More than education you provided our child with a safe, fun and family feel place to be educated, that’s no mean feat in today’s world. They have grown in confidence, made friends, learnt to communicate with adults and become a happy well rounded adult, more than a little of this due to you all. Our young adults may not always appreciate these things at this time or even recognise them but they will surely value them in the future.'