applying for a Year 7 place at swchs

We currently admit 300 children from our priority admissions area into Year 7 each September and arrange them into 10 mixed tutor groups. All applications are evaluated against our admissions criteria. Please read our Admissions Policy under the tab provided. Our prospectus is available here: SWCHS Lower School Prospectus

All prospective parents/carers seeking admission to SWCHS should ensure that an application is completed online via the Essex County Council website by clicking here.  Applications open in September and close on 31 October.

You can read about the Essex County Council Year 7 application process by clicking here.

Please see our guide for the academic year 2023/24 below on how to make an application for Year 7 in SWCHS.


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