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At the age of eleven all children transfer to secondary school.

Please click for details of how to apply for a place. This can be very early in September of your child starting in Year 6. A Year 6 Parents Evening is held in the Autumn Term to provide helpful information to parents about the transfer process. Parents will also be invited to discuss issues with the school if they wish.

In order to ease the transfer to secondary school each child’s abilities and progress are discussed with the school concerned. Secondary teachers visit East Stour School and the children before they transfer. All pupils spend a day in their secondary school before they start in the September.

Liaison takes place with all local secondary schools. All secondary schools hold Open Days / Evenings where parents may visit each school and talk with staff. These evenings are co-ordinated to enable parents to visit as many school as they wish.
Apply from 2nd September 2020 if your child is due to start secondary school in September 2021.

The national closing date for applications is 31st October 2020.

You can apply online or by post. We Strongly recommend applying online.

You can apply for up to 4 schools, putting them in order of preference. It’s in your best interests to list 4 schools. Naming only one school does not guarantee your child a place at that school or give your child priority for a place over another child, neither does naming a school more than once.

For advice call 03000 41 21 21 or email

Addtional Information

Some schools may need you to complete an additional form called a Supplementary Information Form (SIF). Information about which schools require a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) is available in the admissions guide (PDF, 2.6 MB)

KCC will process applications between 1st November 2020 and 28th February 2021.

If you applied online, KCC will email you on 2nd March 2021 after 4pm to tell you which school you have been offered. We cannot guarantee the exact time you will receive your email, this will depend on your email service provider.

You can also log in after 5pm on 2nd March 2021 to view your offer online.

If you applied by post, KCC will send your offer by first class post on 2nd March 2021.

For advice call 03000 41 21 21 or email

Find out what to do after you get your offer.