Admissions & Appeals

Information for Year 6 students starting September 2021


NATIONAL OFFER DAY – Monday 1st March 2021

APPEALS INFORMATION – (For September 2021 entry)


OPEN DAY – Saturday 12th September 2020

Online Brochure: WES_Prospectus_202021_
Booking Information: William Edwards School Open Evening Press advert 2020

Our students are disappointed that you are unable to attend our normal Open Evening and see the school as it normally is.  They have made this video for you


Sports Aptitude Admission 2021

The school admits up to 25 students (10%) each year on sports aptitude. If you wish to apply via this route, please note the details below:

  • You MUST complete both the Local Authority application form AND the school application form.
  • School form to be returned to the school by 25th September 2020
  • Application forms are available to download from the website or by contacting the school.
  • Sports Aptitude testing begins the week beginning 12th October 2020
  • Results are posted home during half-term and will be with parents before the Local Authority Application deadline.

Download the Sports Application form here: WES SPORTS APTITUDE APPLICATION FORM 2021


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.

For the Thurrock Secondary Admissions Booklet, click here.

Notification of a school place

National offer day is the 1st March 2021. Parents will be informed of their school place on this date.

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 2021) by emailing: or by telephoning 01375 486 000. Alternatively you may wish to download an appeal form by clicking the link below.

William Edwards Sports Aptitude Application Deadline25th September 2020
Sports Aptitude TestingWeek beginning the 20th October 2020
Sports Aptitude ResultsPosted home before the Thurrock Application deadline
Thurrock Admissions Deadline31st October 2020
Outcome of applications notified by Thurrock Council1st March 2021


William Edwards are consulting on an amendment to their oversubscription criteria. Details can be found here

The amendment relates to the removal of a catchment area. Any comments should be sent to Simon Bell, Headteacher via email to by 4th December 2020.