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“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.”

Roger Gough
Member for Sevenoaks North and Darenth Valley
Leader of Kent County Council


Please take a look at our admissions policy below and ensure that you read it fully before completing any forms. The admissions policy recognises two types of place:

  1. Faith Places, for children of families who regularly attend a Christian Church in order to be considered as a Faith applicant you must complete a supplementary Information Form.
  2. Open Places, which are available to all applicants.

The admissions policy will help you to decide which type of place to apply for. 

Admissions Policy Year Y7-11 2022

Supplementary Information Form 2022 intake

Applications for school places are run through the Kent County Council (KCC) admissions system.

Secondary Transfer applications for 2022 entry in Year 7 - the application window is now closed.

Supplementary Application Forms to apply for Faith places for 2022 entry must be submitted to Trinity School - the application deadline has now passed. 

Sixth Form Admissions Policy 2022

Visit Kent County Council website

Admissions Policy Y7-11 2023

Supplementary Information Form 2023 intake

Appeals

If you have not been offered a place at Trinity School, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel.  This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. Due to the current pandemic, all appeals will be heard online, but has the advantage that your appeal can be heard from your home or place of work.

If you wish to appeal, please use the following link:

Appeal-form-TrinitySchool

Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority. It is suggested that you download the explanatory booklet about appeals which you should read before you complete the appeal form.

Explantory Leaflet

You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.

Please note that the online form will ask you to download two utility bills dated in the last THREE months.  If you do not have access to a scanner, please take two photographs with a mobile phone and upload the photographic files.

Full details about the hearing will be sent to you with your invitation to the hearing.

If you wish to contact the clerk – email :  clerk@educationappeals.com

YEAR 7 ADMISSION APPEALS – 2022 INTAKE

The timetable for appeals is as follows: -

Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in year 7 to start in September 2022

4pm on Wednesday 30 March 2022 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard in the first tranche of appeals.  Appeals lodged later may not be heard until the second tranche which could be in September 2022.   You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage.

The stage 1 part of the hearing (with other parents present) will take place on

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Part 2, the individual private hearings will take place on

Wednesday 18 – Thursday 19 May 2022

(depending on the number of appeals)

Invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel

At least 10 school days before the stage 1 hearing.

Any additional  supporting evidence

Tuesday 10 May 2022. You are advised that additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into account. Please provide the Clerk with FIVE copies of any additional evidence. All such evidence to be submitted in A4 format and NOT bound, but may be stapled on the top left hand corner.  Paperwork submitted with your appeal form does not need to include 5 copies.  These should be sent to PO BOX 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ.

Letter from the Clerk informing you of the decision of the independent appeal panel

Due to the high number of appeals held at this time, this may not be sent until up to 2 weeks after the last hearing for the school.

 

IN YEAR ADMISSION APPEALS

If you have not been offered a place following an in year application, the law entitles you to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. Appeals for In year admissions are usually held online.   

The timetable for ‘in-year’ appeals is as follows: -

Last day for lodging appeal forms following a refusal for a place an ‘in year’ or ‘mid-term’.

You must lodge the appeal form within 20 school days upon receipt of your letter of refusal.  You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply documentary evidence at this stage. Appeals are held within 30 school days of receipt of the appeal form.

 

SIXTH FORM APPEALS

The timetable for appeals for the 6th form is as follows

Last day for Lodging appeals

4pm on Wednesday 31 August 2022 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard within the first weeks of September. You MUST state the reasons for your appeal on the online form and supply any documentary evidence at this stage e.g. a copy of your result sheet.

 

Please note the timetable is very short to enable those appellants who win appeals to start as early into the school year as possible. 

Click here for the 6th form appeal form.

Appeal date

The date will be during the month of September 2022.

 

Late and In Year Admissions

We are happy to receive late and in-year applications. Please complete the Kent County Council In Year Application Forms as appropriate and return to the office by email or post.

In Year Application Form

Further information about moving schools during a school year can be found on the

Kent County Council Website

 

 

Transport Links

We are ideally placed for excellent transport links. The following websites provide useful information for planning your journey to school:

Kent County Council – Bus Travel

Arriva Bus

Or contact them on 0344 800 44 11

Go Coach

Or contact them on 01732 469800

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