Apply for a Secondary school place (September intake)

Waiting Lists

Waiting List Process 

Your child's name will automatically be placed on the waiting list of any Kingston borough school which you have listed as a higher preference in your application than the school you've been offered. 

Schools in other council areas, may operate their waiting lists differently. Please check what arrangements they will follow.

Any late applicants will be added to waiting lists in criteria order regardless of the date the application was received.

Waiting list positions are subject to change. Your child's position can be affected if an application is received for a child who has higher priority under the school's admission criteria (rules).

At the end of March each year, we will re-offer any Kingston school places that have become vacant since the original offers were made, in accordance with the individual schools' admissions criteria.

Waiting lists for community schools are kept open throughout the year.

Church, academy and free schools decide their own admissions policies and may operate their waiting lists in a different way to community schools. Details are available from each school.