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 Criteriaplease click here.


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


Admission Information and Oversubscription Criteria

Thurrock’s Admission Information booklet will be available soon on their website and we will post a link below once it is published by Thurrock Council.

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: 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.