In-year admissions

Online school admissions, free school meals and 2 year-old childcare, 22-25 October

From 8:45pm, Friday 22 October until 7:30am, Monday 25 October, due to essential maintenance, our online services for school admissions, free school meals and free 2 year-old childcare will not be available.

Please do not try to use these services during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Applying in-year

If you want to apply for a primary or secondary school place outside of the usual times you must make an in-year admission application.

Apply for in-year admission if:

  • you have moved within Thurrock and would like a more local school
  • you have just moved into Thurrock
  • you live in Thurrock and wish to move from home education to school education
  • you live in Thurrock and wish to move from a fee-paying school to a state funded school

You can apply online by using our school admissions applications service, below. For some schools, you will also have to send a completed form direct to the school itself.

Apply online or return to your application

Following an update to our online service on 16 July 2020, you will need to create a new login account when you first apply for a school admission after this date.

To create a new account, use the link below and select 'create an account'. Your login accounts for other Thurrock Council services are not affected.

School admissions applications

Additional forms for individual schools

If you wish to apply in-year for a place at any of The Gateway Learning Community schools, you must apply direct to the school as well as completing our in-year admissions form.

The Gateway Learning Community schools are:

If you wish to apply in-year for a place at Grays Convent High School, you must complete the Grays Convent High School supplementary information form and return it to the school, as well as completing our in-year admissions form.

Home address

We normally process applications on the basis of the child's home address at the time of application and offer.

The home address is the address where the child is a permanent resident, or where the child is ordinarily resident. This is usually the address of the parent, or carer with parental responsibility. The adult with whom the child is ordinarily resident would receive Child Benefit for the child.

You can find your street in our list of school catchment areas.