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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
Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education


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.
  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 2021 (Years 7 - 11)

Admissions Policy 2021 (Years 7 - 11) COVID 19 AMENDMENT

Supplementary Information Form 2021 intake

COVID 19 Instructions for church leaders on how the faith criteria is to be applied for the September 2021 Year 7 intake

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

Secondary Transfer applications for 2021 entry in Year 7 - the application window has now closed.

Supplementary Application Forms to apply for Faith places for 2021 entry can be submitted to Trinity School - the application deadline has now passed.

 Admissions Policy Year 7-11 2022

Supplementary Information Form 2022 intake

Sixth Form Admissions Policy 2022

Visit Kent County Council website

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. Appeals are usually held at the school.

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

Appeal-form-TrinitySchool

Please note this is a new process for appeals.  Please do NOT use the Kent County Council (KCC) form or send your appeal form to KCC. This could delay your appeal hearing. In addition, it is suggested that you download this explanatory leaflet 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.

Depending on the situation at the time, your appeal could be heard online instead of a face to face meeting at the school.  Full details 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 – 2021 INTAKE

  • Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in Year 7 to start in September 2021 to ensure that your case will be heard in the first tranche of appeals:

Tuesday 30 March 2021 - 4.00pm

Appeals lodged later may not be heard until the second tranche which could be in September 2021.   

You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply documentary evidence at this stage.

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

Wednesday 26 May 2021 at 5 pm

  • Stage 2 hearings (the individual private hearings), will take place on:

Thursday 27 and Friday 28 May 2021 depending on the number of appeals lodged.

You will receive an invitation letter, giving details about your hearing, from the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel at least 10 days before the Stage 1 hearing.

Any additional or supporting evidence should be received by the Clerk by:

Wednesday 19 May 2021

You are advised that additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken in to 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.  

Following the appeal you will receive a letter from the Clerk informing you of the decision of the independent appeal panel:

Please note: 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 from the school.

IN YEAR ADMISSION APPEALS

The last day for lodging appeal forms where a place is not available mid-term is:

20 school days from the date the appellant received notification that a school place was refused.

You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply documentary evidence at this stage. 

SIXTH FORM APPEALS

Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in Sixth Form to guarantee that your appeal will be heard within the first weeks of September is:

Wednesday 2 September  2021

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 2021.

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

 

 

Sixth Form Admissions

For those considering joining the Sixth Form at Trinity School, please take a look at our Sixth Form Admissions Policy.

Sixth Form Admissions Policy 2018-19

Information about how to apply for a Sixth Form place can be found in our Sixth Form area.

Visit our Sixth Form area

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 0871 200 2233

Go Coach

Or contact them on 01732 469800

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