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Admissions

Admissions

The move to Secondary School can be an anxious time for students and their families.  At Harwich and Dovercourt High School we strive to make this transition period as easy as possible.

As we are currently unable to invite Year 5 and 6 students to join us at an Open Evening due to Covid restrictions, we have commissioned a video instead, to try to give primary students an insight into what life is like for students at HDHS. 

Please take a few minutes to watch this video here:  

How To Apply

Harwich and Dovercourt High School has an Admissions policy which can be viewed by clicking below.

If your child attends an Essex maintained primary or junior school and is in Year 6, he/she will bring home from school the Secondary Education in Essex booklet and application form in September.

Transition

The following documents provide a summary of useful information for students joining us in Year 7:

Mid-year Applications

For mid -year applications, a Secondary mid-year application form needs to be completed and returned directly to your preferred school(s). A copy of the application form is available here, or can be requested from:

School Planning and Admissions, Essex County Council, P.O. Box 4261, Chelmsford CM1 1GS.

Tel: 0345 603 2200

Alternatively, a form can be downloaded from School Planning and Admissions website: www.essex.gov.uk/admissions.

Full details of the mid year application process are provided in the mid year application form’s accompanying booklet which is available by clicking below.

Mid Year Application Form

Free School Meals

To apply for Free School Meals please follow this link:  FSM Application Form

Sixth Form

For admissions to the Harwich and Dovercourt Sixth Form College please follow this link:   Sixth Form Admissions