How to Apply



Admissions applications will be managed through the Essex Coordinated Scheme. Please apply through the Local Authority for the area in which you live.

If you are applying for a faith place at the school, please download and complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and organise its return with your priest or minister by noon on the last working day in November 2021 (Tuesday 30 November 2021). The earliest this form should completed and submitted to the school is September 2021.


31 Oct Final date for applications
February Applications are looked at and school places are decided.
1 Mar

National Offer Day

Offers of a school place sent to parents and carers, including offers from other Local Authorities and own authority schools

By 15 Mar Parents and carers must respond if they wish to refuse the school place offered.
17 March  Waiting list issued by Essex County Council
1 May Deadline to make an appeal if your child wasn't offered a place at one of the schools you listed as the first, second or third preference.
May to July 2022 Appeals are discussed and decided at meetings called appeal hearings. Dates for appeal for Year 7 place in September 2022 are 9,  11 & 27 May 2022. 

More information regarding whether Open Events can be held will be published later in the year.

If you have any queries please contact


Parents and carers can apply directly to Becket Keys C of E School for ‘mid-year’ admissions. To make an informal enquiry about the availability of places and operation of waiting lists for ‘mid-year’ places, please contact the Admissions Department by sending your enquiry to
If a place is available and your son/daughter is next on the waiting list, you will be invited for a meeting with the Headteacher. A ‘Taster Day’ for your son/daughter can also be arranged. A ‘mid-year’ admissions application form can be found here on the Essex County Council website under ‘Secondary School Admissions’ and should be returned to the school. The school will notify the Local Authority if a place is offered.


Dear Stakeholder

Variation to admissions policy for Becket Keys C of E School – September 2022

We write to confirm that the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC), acting on behalf of the Secretary of State, has agreed that due to the closure of churches during the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to modify our faith-based admission criteria.

The documents include the following amendment in relation to church attendance: “In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these admissions arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship”.

Yours faithfully

A.P. Scott-Evans, Headteacher