The Ҵý School Policy


Our Policy

For applications in the normal admissions round you should use the application form provided by your home local authority.

Applications must be made by 31st October 2023 for Year 7 in accordance with the Essex Local Authority co-ordinated scheme.

This process is published by Essex County Council in the Secondary Education on Essex booklet. You will receive an offer for a school place directly from your local authority.

Educational Year Published Number of Admission
September 2024 Year 7 270
September 2024 Year 12 & 13 140

The Admissions Process

When applications exceed the number of places we have available, and after the admission of pupils with Education Health Care Plans (EHCPs) where The Ҵý is named in the EHCP, the following criteria will be applied in ranked order:


Looked After Children and previously Looked After Children.


Children living in the priority admission area with a sibling attending the school


Other children living in the priority admission area


Children living outside the priority admission area with a sibling attending the school


Children of teaching and non-teaching staff who have been:

  • employed at the school for two or more years at the time of application for the school place; or
  • recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage

Children attending other schools within the Rayleigh Schools Trust


Remaining applications.

In the event of over subscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to the school, those living closest being given the highest priority.

Up to 5 places in each year group are allocated to Deaf pupils with an EHCP who are placed at the school due to its enhanced provision.

Admissions Availability

The Ҵý School is currently oversubscribed, but please contactMr R Bradleyfor further details.

01268 784721

01268 780293