Apply for a Place

 The closing date for applications to the Orsett Heath Academy was 19th December 2019. Applications may still be made but those received after the closing date are treated as late applications. This means that your application will be considered after all those who applied before the closing date.

The application process for Year 6 children who wish to apply to join Orsett Heath Academy is managed by the Trust that runs William Edwards School, South West Essex Community Education Trust, The application form is available below.

Section 1. The Student

Section 2. The Parent/Carer with parental responsibility

Section 3. Additional information





This application form is for the purpose of applying for a Year 7 place at Orsett Heath Academy ONLY Orsett Heath Academy will be open to accommodate 120 students in September 2020. You must also complete the Thurrock Council Common Application form to apply for other schools which are not Orsett Heath Academy.

If your application to Orsett Heath Academy is successful, you will receive 2 school place offers on March 2nd 2020; one from Thurrock Council and one from Orsett Heath Academy. you can then decide which offer to accept.

To validate your application please ensure that proof of address is attached to your application form or for web application proof can be e mailed to, sent via the post or brought into the William Edwards reception. Please ensure that you blank out anything which is not relevant to your name and address.


I confirm that
¬ I have read, and understand the information above
¬ The information I have supplied is, to the best of my knowledge, true and accurate
¬ I understand that I must also apply for a school place which is not Orsett Heath Academy for my child through Thurrock Council
¬ I understand that I will need to complete an additional form if I wish to apply for a place for my child at Orsett Heath Academy under the Sports Aptitude admission criteria.
¬ I acknowledge that, if my application is successful, a letter will be sent to the main address on this form on 2nd March 2020 offering a place at Orsett Heath Academy and that I understand the criteria and rank order in which offers will be made (please see on the inside cover of this booklet)

You will be sent an acknowledgement within 10 school days of our receipt of your completed application form.

Regular updates will be posted on the Orsett Heath Web site

Please tick if you have also applied for admission under the Sports Aptitude Criterial using a separate form. (required)

Admission Numbers(s)

The academy has an admission number of 120 for entry into year 7.

The academy will accordingly admit this number of pupils if there are sufficient applications.  Where fewer applicants than the published admission number(s) for the relevant year group are received, the Academy Trust will offer places at the school to all those who have applied.

Application Process

The school will process the applications outside the normal local authority process for co-ordinating school offers.  This means you will need to complete your LA common application form for your other choices of school in addition to a separate application form for this school.

Applications for this school should be sent to Lynn Oxland, Admissions Officer at the following address:-
William Edwards School, Stifford Clays Road, Grays, Essex.  RM16 3NJ


The closing date for applications is Thursday 19th December 2019.

Applications received after this date will be accepted and treated as late applications.

Offers will be made on 2nd March 2020.