Choosing the right secondary school for your child is an important decision and it is essential that you have the correct information as to how the system works. Parents are sometimes given to understand that they might not get in to a particular school if they do not put it as their first preference. This is not correct.
Parents should name their schools in genuine preference order. It is the local authority (Kent County Council) that coordinates school applications; individual schools do not know in which order of preference they have been named. Pupils are always ranked in accordance with each school’s oversubscription criteria.
This means that you should name the school that you would most like your child to attend as your highest preference, not the school you think you are most likely to get. It is the case that if more than one of the schools you name can offer a place; the local authority will always offer you the school named as the highest available preference.
Roger Gough – Member for Sevenoaks North and Darenth Valley, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education.
You can download our admissions policy by clicking here. Please ensure that you read it before completing any forms. The admissions policy recognises two types of place:
- Faith Places, for children of families who regularly attend a Christian Church.
- Open Places, which are available to all applicants.
The admissions policy will help you to decide which type of place to apply for.
NEW! Admissions Information for Open Evening: October 2017
Late and in year Admissions
We are happy to receive late and in-year applications. Please complete the application forms as appropiate and return to the office by email or post.
Applications are run through the Kent County Council (KCC) admissions system.
If you would like to lodge an appeal for a school place you need to write to our Clerk of Governors, Trinity School, Seal Hollow Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3SL. For Year 7 appeals there are strict deadlines. For further information about the deadlines and process please refer to the Kent County Council website:
We are ideally placed for excellent transport links. The following websites provide useful information for planning your journey to school:
Arriva: 0871 2002233
Go Coach: 01732 469800