“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.
So the order in which you rank schools does matter, but as an expression of your preference and nothing else.”
Member for Sevenoaks North and Darenth Valley
Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education
Please take a look at our Admissions Policy. Please ensure that you read it fully 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.
Download our Supplementary Application Form for Faith Applications.
For an overview of the Trinity vision and ethos, KS3 curriculum outline and a comprehensive guide to sport and extra-curricular activities, please take a look at our Admissions Information letter.
Late and in year Admissions
We are happy to receive late and in-year applications. Please complete the application forms as appropriate and return to the office by email or post.
Download the In Year Application Form.
Applications are run through the Kent County Council (KCC) admissions system.
Trinity School employ the independent appeals service arranged via Kent County Council (KCC) to run our appeal hearings.
If you would wish to lodge an appeal for a school place, you can appeal to an independent appeal panel. Please email or write to the Clerk to Governors on email@example.com or our postal address, Trinity School Sevenoaks, Seal Hollow Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3SL.
An appeal hearing will be arranged; you can attend this in person and/or contact your local County Councillor for support.
The appeal hearing will take place within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. The appeals administrator at Kent County Council will send you details of the hearing and a copy of the school’s defence at least ten school days before your hearing. If you wish to send any additional evidence, you must ensure this is submitted to the appeals administrator at least five days before your hearing.
Further information about appeals and the service can be found on the link below:
Kent County Council Appeals information
For Year 7 appeals there are strict deadlines. For further information about the deadlines and process please refer to the Kent County Council website:
Kent County Council Year 7 Appeals information
If you have any questions, please contact the Admission Officer on 01732 469111 ext 222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sixth Form Admissions
For those considering joining the Sixth Form at Trinity School, please look at our Sixth Form Admissions Policy.
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
Trinity School Travel Plan
Trinity have produced a School Travel Plan (STP), a document written and adopted by the school outlining the action it will take to encourage healthier, safer and sustainable travel to and from school for both students and staff. It includes a package of measures based on specific aims and objectives that are reviewed annually by an interested group within the school. There are targets, deadlines and people responsible for monitoring progress.
More information about School Travel Plans can be found on the Jambusters website.