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Prospective Students’ Tours (Years 7-11)

The North School welcomes, and indeed encourages, visits from prospective families.  Please contact Mrs Blunt, Student Admissions Officer to arrange a tour of our school on (01233) 614608 or email:  blunt.e@thenorthschool.org.uk 

Students Joining September 2021 in Year 7

For admissions into next year’s Year 7, parents and carers are required to complete an application form known as the “Common Application Form” (CAF) through Kent County Council.  This can be found by clicking here for the Kent County Council 'Applying for a School' web page.  

Applications for transfer to secondary school for September 2021 open on Tuesday 1 September and close at midnight on Monday 2 November 2020.

The North School has a published admission number (PAN) of 215 students, to be admitted into Year 7 each year.  Applications for places will be made in accordance with Kent local authority’s coordinated admission arrangements and will be made on the Secondary Common Application Form (SCAF), provided and administered by the Kent Local Authority.




Ordered by Distance

Children who are, previously LAC, Adopted or previously Adopted.



Ordered by Distance

Having a Brother/Sister attending.


Health and Special Access

Ordered by Distance

Medical, Health, Social and Special access reasons.


Children who live nearer the North School

Ordered by Distance

Children who live nearer to The North School than any other maintained non selective secondary school or academy.


Any other children

Ordered by Distance

All remaining children in distance order.

Year 7 Admissions 2021 – Key Dates

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Online application process opens with KCC.

Monday 2 November 2020

Online application process closes.  Any amendments after this date must be emailed to:  kentonlineadmissions@kent.gov.uk


Monday 1 March 2021

Offers of school places sent to parents via email after 4pm.

By Monday 15 March 2021

Parents should contact the school to accept/refuse the place that has been offered.  Parents should also fill out the waiting list form from the link in the offer email to be added to the waiting list of the schools named on the original application.

By Friday 26 March 2021

Appeals to be lodged by this date to be heard before September.  Appeals information can be found at www.kent.gov.uk/schoolsappeals  You can only appeal for schools that were named on the SCAF.

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Offer day for the second round of applications (known as reallocation).  After this date waiting lists will be maintained by the schools and they will send out offers for places that may become available.  Parents that have received an offer of a school place from KCC can approach schools directly for alternative places.

April to June 2021

Admission appeals held.


Monday 28 June 2021 to
Friday 2 July 2021 inclusive

Transition Week held at The North School for those students who have accepted a school place with us for September 2021 start in Year 7.

Thursday 1 July 2021

Parents’ Transition Evening at The North School.


September 2021

Children to start in Year 7 at secondary school.



Appeals resulting from year of entry or transfer applications in September 2021 will be heard according to the following timetable:

  • Offer of school place for September 2021 will be made on 1 March 2021 after 4pm;
  • All appeals must be lodged with the school between 2 March – 26 March 2021.

For further information on the appeals process please visit the Kent County Council Admissions page on their website.   Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

The North School Year 6 Open Evening and Morning Tours

Thursday 8 October 2020 – Virtual Open Evening.  Details on our school website under Transition.

Monday 5 October - Friday 16 October 2020.  Open Morning Tours at 8.45am or 9.45am. 

We have extended our bookings from Monday 19 - Friday 23 October 2020.  

Please book with Main Reception on (01233) 614600 or email reception@thenorthschool.org.uk (one adult and one child per booking).

In Year Admissions

If you are interested in applying for a place at The North School during the school year, please download and complete an IYAF and forward to Mrs Blunt via email:  blunt.e@thenorthschool.org.uk

The North School Sixth Form Open Evening

Sixth Form Open Evening – To take place on Thursday 19 November 2020 via video link.