Admissions & Appeals

Information for current new Yr7 students

starting September 2021






Information for current Year 6 students starting

September 2022

Year 6 Prospectus

WES Prospectus 2021-22

If you are unable to attend our Open Evening and see the school as it normally is our students have made this video for you:

William Edwards Oversubscription Criteria – please click here.


Thursday 9th September 2021 OPEN EVENING for year 6 students who are considering applying for a place for starting September 2022
Thursday 23rd September 2021 SPORTS APTITUDE application closing date.  More information can be found below and in the Thurrock Admissions Information booklet.
Monday 4th October 2021 SPORTS APTITUDE testing commences.  Appointments for some time during this week will be sent to all applicants
Friday 22nd October 2021 SPORTS APTITUDE results are posted by 1st class post to home address of applicant
Sunday 31st October 2021 CLOSING DATE for school applications via Thurrock Council
Monday 1st March 2022 OFFER DAY for September 2022 secondary school places
Tuesday 2nd March 2022 APPEALS can be lodged if you are dissatisfied with the school your child has been allocated.


School Appeals information – September 2022 intake

Applications notified of outcome by Thurrock Council                 1st March 2022

Appeals can be lodged from                                                                2nd March 2022

Deadline for submitting Appeals to be heard in June                   19th April 2022

Deadline for submitting additional evidence                                       3rd May 2022

Parents to receive documentation for their appeal hearing by    6th June 2022

Appeal hearing dates                                                                           22nd-25th June 2022


Admission Information and Oversubscription Criteria

Thurrock’s Admission Information booklet is now available on their website.  Please follow this link to access.

Sports Aptitude Admission 2022

The school admits up to 25 students (10%) each year on sports aptitude. If you wish to apply via this route please note the important dates above.  You MUST complete both the Local Authority application form AND the school application form

Download the Sports Application form here – please click.


Should you not be successful in securing a place at William Edwards for your child(ren), you have the right of appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel. For further details regarding the appeals process, or to request an Appeal Pack, please contact, Mrs Oxland (after the 1st March 2022 for September 2022 admissions only, in year appeals can be made at any time) by emailing: [email protected] or by telephoning 01375 486 000. Alternatively you may wish to download an appeal form by clicking the link below.

Appeal form – please click here.


In year Applications

In year applications can be made at any time.  To apply, you should complete the in- year application form available on the Thurrock Council web site.  Thurrock Council administer all waiting lists for William Edwards School.