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Moving to Secondary School

In the autumn term of a child’s final year at primary school (Year 6) parents and carers receive information from the Local Authority explaining how arrangements for secondary transfer are managed in the county and details of the secondary schools available. The secondary schools in the Crawley area will host a range of ‘open afternoons/evenings’ so that children and parents can tour the schools, meet staff and students. Selecting the right secondary school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent makes for their child and so all parents are encouraged to visit more than one school so that an informed decision can be made.

Applying for a place

Applications for September 2017 closed on Monday 31 October 2016. If you have not yet applied for a secondary school place, find out how to apply after the closing date. Applications for September 2018 closing date to be advised.

Important things to remember when applying

  • You can apply for up to 3 different schools. You must rank the schools in order of preference. The first school should be the one you would most like your child to go to.
  • We advise that you use all 3 preferences and enter your catchment school as one of your preferences.
  • If you apply after the closing date you are far less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools.
  • If you are moving house during the application process please read the Information for Parents booklet for advice.

Please follow the link below for more information about transferring to secondary school

Secondary School Places