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 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.

Waiting lists

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 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 15 June 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  and return to the Principal's PA at Wye School 

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