CCHS Admissions

During the normal admissions round, Essex County Council operates the co-ordinated admissions scheme, which includes Clacton County High School.

Admissions September 2025

Clacton County High School - Open Evening - Thursday 19th September 2024

Parents and Carers of Year 6 pupils have to consider their child’s secondary school place for September 2025.
This is a key decision in the life of any child.

The staff, students and governors at Clacton County High School cordially invite future students along with their families to our annual open evening on
Thursday 19th September, commencing at 4.00pm until 7.00pm.

We look forward to welcoming Year 6 students and their parents .
Further information regarding specific arrangements for our Open Evening will be posted here in early September.

If you have any further questions please email the school -

Please also take the time to view our prospectus HERE.

Our vision at Clacton County High School is to create opportunities within and beyond the curriculum to enable each student to develop his or her potential to the full in order that he or she may be a confident, independent and successful adult.

We seek to widen the aspirations of all students, to help them create a goal they then strive to achieve. We have high expectations of academic success and personal behaviour and believe these are best achieved in a caring environment. Both these aims are encompassed in our mission statement:

Higher Expectations, Raising Aspirations, Transforming Lives

Admission arrangements for students with SEND requirements

Please see our SEND Information Report for details of our Admission Arrangements for Students with SEND requirements.

Click HERE for the latest CCHS Prospectus

Priority Admission (Catchment) Area Check

Click the link above to find out which Secondary School's Priority Admission (Catchment) Area you live in.

Apply for a place at Clacton County High School

Click the above link to take you to Essex County Council Online Admissions.

All applications for secondary school admission in September 2024 must be made by 31st October 2023 by following the application process outlined by Essex County Council on their website - HERE
Late submissions may not be able to gain a place at CCHS.

Appeals Information

Essex County Council have issued the following information regarding appeals:

If you have been refused a place at any school for which you applied, you have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel. Appeals must be lodged within 20 school days of being refused a place. There is no guarantee of success with any admission appeal. We, therefore, advise you not to refuse the school place offered until you have secured another place for your child’s education.

CCHS Admissions September 2024 - Appeals Information and important Appeal Dates

Further information, which may be useful to you, about appeals, waiting lists and next steps can be found on our website at

Mid-year Admissions

For mid-year admissions into any year group please complete the CCHS Admissions Application Form, in the first instance.

Admissions Policy 2025-26

Click the link above for our 2025-26 Admissions Policy.
NB. The 2024-25 Admissions Policy is available on our Policies webpage.