The Planned Admissions Number for the Year 7 Entry in September 2024 is 210.

Applications for Year 7 places for September 2024 DO require a supplementary form to be completed if you wish to apply for a special aptitude place.

School offers are sent by KCC on 1st March 2024.  You will need to accept or refuse the offer by Friday 15th March 2024.  If you are unhappy with your offer click here for more guidance from KCC.  To lodge an appeal for a Year 7 place please go to our appeals page.

If your child has special educational needs and has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), talk to your SEN Caseworker about which school you’d like your child to attend, and they will explain the next steps.

If you would like to find out more about the school admissions criteria, please follow the link here.

In-Year Admissions and Transfers

For pupils who wish to join the school after the start of the school year this would be called an in-year admission.

If you wish to apply for a place you would need to complete an In-Year Admission Form which can be found here and return it to the School.  The School will respond within 5 school days with a decision.

There is no guarantee that The Whitstable School will be able to offer your child a place.  If no place is available you will be given the opportunity to place your child on the waiting list which is ranked in order of the oversubscription criteria listed in our Admissions Policy.  This does not prevent parents from exercising their right to appeal against the decision not to offer a place.

Special Aptitude Places

Each year we offer 10% of our spaces to children who demonstrate an aptitude for Music, Performing Arts or Art and Design.  Distance to the school for this method of admission is irrelevant.

If you would like to apply for one of our Special Aptitude Places please refer to the document below for more information.