CCHS Admissions

Admission Offers - September 2024 Entry

March 1st 2024 - Essex County Council have now notified parents and carers of the allocated secondary school for their child/children starting Year 7 in September 2024.

We would like to take this opportunity to offer a warm welcome to our new Year 7 students who will be joining Clacton County High School from September 2024

You will soon start to receive updates and further information regarding the process of transition to our school in preparation for September.

The CCHS Transition Team will be making visits to primary schools at the start of the summer term. The purpose of these visits is to meet our new students face to face - for us all to be introduced, and to describe what it's like to be a CCHS student. The team will also meet with key colleagues in each of the primary schools to gather as much information as possible to ensure that the start at CCHS is smooth and positive.

There will then be an Induction Event will take place on Wednesday 26th June, where all new students will meet key staff and get to spend the day with us in school. Parents and carers, together with their childen, will be invited to attend a presentation from the Head of School and Executive Headteacher in the evening, with an opportunity to meet other key members of staff and to understand the pastoral support available for our students.

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

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.

Mid-year Admissions

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

Admissions Policy 2024-25

Click the link above for our 2024-25 Admissions Policy.
NB. The 2023-24 Admissions Policy is available on our Policies webpage.