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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 2020 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 2020 open on Monday 2 September 2019 and close at midnight on Thursday 31 October 2019.

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 2020 – Key Dates

2nd September 2019 - Online application opens and paper CAF forms available.

31st October 2019 - Deadline for return of CAF forms to the Local Education Authority.

2nd March 2020 - Parents/Carers that applied online will receive an offer email after 4pm or letters posted (you will be asked to select a method of contact).

2nd March - 6th March 2020 – You must accept or decline the school place you have been offered directly with the school.


Appeals resulting from year of entry or transfer applications in September 2020 will be heard according to the following timetable:

  • Offer of school place for September 2020 will be made 2nd March 2020 after 4pm;
  • All appeals must be lodged with the school between 2nd March-27th March 2020.

For further information on the appeals process please visit the Kent County Council Admissions page on their website or contact Mrs Blunt at the school.  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 8th October 2020 – Virtual Open Evening.  

Monday 5th October - Friday 15th October 2020.  Opening Morning Tours at 8.45 or 9.45am.  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 the In Year Casual Application Form (IYCAF) and forward to Mrs Blunt, School Admissions.

The North School Sixth Form Open Evening

Sixth Form Open Evening – To take place on Thursday 14th November 2019 between 5.00pm and 7.00pm.