How To Apply

1) How do I apply for my child to come to Brentwood County High School?

Year 6 to Year 7

As part of the Year 6 to Year 7 transfer you need to apply via Essex County Council. Applications will need to be submitted by 31st October, in the first term of Year 6 at primary school. Your borough council will contact you directly with the information and documents relevant to this process.

If you are a late applicant you still need to apply directly with Essex Admissions, unless you live outside the area in which case please see the information below.

For further information please contact Essex Admissions:

Telephone: 0345 603 2200



2) How do I apply for my child to come to Brentwood County High School if I live outside the area?

Year 6 to Year 7

If you are applying for a Year 7 place at Brentwood County High School from another authority, please follow the instructions below:

  • In the school search page change the name of the Local Authority (LA) to Essex LA.
  • Change the distance radius to 'any distance' so the search is limited to a specific area.
  • Enter the word Brentwood into the search box and select Brentwood County High School.

Any problems please feel free to contact us via email on


3) Who makes the decisions on who to admit to Brentwood County High School for September admissions to Year 7?

As an academy school, BCHS is legally its own admissions authority. However, as with most academies, we are part of the Essex Local Authority admissions process. Essex County Council manages our admissions as part of the central Essex system in line with our published admissions criteria for each year.


Essex Key Dates To Remember:



11th September 2020

Online application facility opens

31st October 2020

Statutory national closing date for all applications, including online. The online application system will be closed after this date.

1st November 2020 onwards

LA to consider all applications received after the closing date.

1st March 2021

National offer date. LA will notify Essex resident parents of the outcome to their application.

March-end of August 2021

LA maintains waiting lists for all schools and fills any places that become available.

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