The Sweyne Park School Policy


Our Policy

For applications in the normal admissions round you should use the application form provided by your home local authority.

Applications must be made by 31st October 2021 for Year 7 in accordance with the Essex Local Authority co-ordinated scheme.

This process is published by Essex County Council in the Secondary Education on Essex booklet. You will receive an offer for a school place directly from your local authority.

  Educational Year Published Number of Admission
September 2021 Year 7 270
September 2021 Year 12 & 13 140

The Admissions Process

When applications exceed the number of places we have available, and after the admission of pupils with Education Health Care Plans (EHCPs) where The Sweyne Park is named in the EHCP, the following criteria will be applied in ranked order:


Looked After Children and previously looked after children.


Children living in the priority admission area with a sibling attending the school


Other children living in the priority admission area


Children living outside the priority admission area with a sibling attending the school


Children of teaching and non-teaching staff who have been:

  • employed at the school for two or more years at the time of application for the school place; or
  • recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage

Children attending other schools within the Rayleigh Schools Trust1


Remaining applications.

In the event of over subscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to the school, those living closest being given the highest priority.  Exceptional medical circumstances, supported by medical evidence, may override the above (other than Looked After Children and previously looked after children).

Up to 5 places in each year group are allocated to pupils with hearing impairment who are placed at the school due to its enhanced provision.

Admissions Availability

The Sweyne Park School is currently oversubscribed, but please contact Mr R Bradley for further details.

01268 784721

01268 780293

Sixth Form Applications - following our recent Open Evening, we are now welcoming applications for September 2022

The Summer 2021 GCE and GCSE Certificates will be available to collect on
Wednesday 15th December 2021.
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