Applications are welcomed from all who wish their children to attend The Chantry School. Pupils and Parents/Carers who are considering applying are warmly invited to visit the school. The school holds an Open Evening in the early autumn term which is designed to both give out information and provide an insight to what the school is like.

We also encourage interested parents and carers to contact us with any individual queries they may have.

Transfer from Primary to Secondary

Timetable for Admissions and Transfers Intakes for September 2019

High Schools
Applications Open on 1st September 2018
Closing Dates 31st October 2018
School Offer Notification Dates 1 March 2019

Waiting Lists

When all available places have been allocated, The Chantry School will operate a waiting list.
The Parent/Carers of pupils who are unsuccessful in gaining a place in the normal round of applications who wish their child to be included on the waiting list must inform us in writing. Any places that become available will be allocated according to the criteria of our admission policy.
This waiting list is maintained until the end of December. If you wish your child’s name to remain on our waiting list after this date, you must inform us in writing.

In year admissions
(outside the normal transfer from primary to secondary)

If you wish to apply for a place at our school, please download the application form below using the link. When completed please return to the following address by post, The Chantry School, Martley, Worcester, WR6 6QA

CA1 Application Form

Waiting Lists

The school retains all waiting lists for each oversubscribed year group after 1 September. Each term the waiting lists for each year group are re-compiled. Parents/carers must write to the Headteacher of the Chantry School at the start of each new term confirming that they wish their child’s name to remain on the list. If a place should become available, Applications currently on the waiting list will be ranked according to our Oversubscription Criteria, and an offer will be made to the child who ranks highest at that time.


The parents/carers of children who are unsuccessful in gaining a place at The Chantry School have the right to appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel. Parents/carers wishing to do this should contact in writing the Headteacher of The Chantry School within 14 days of receipt of notification. The Independent Appeals Panel’s procedures are in accordance with the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998, as amended by the Education Act 2002 and the Schools Appeals Code of Practice. Parents/carers may attend the hearing of their appeal and make their case to the panel.

School Transport

Applications for school transport can be completed at

(or by phoning the Worcestershire Hub : 01905 765 765)

Parents should be aware that applications for their children to use school transport from September 2019 should be submitted to the County Council Transport Team by the end of the Summer Term 2019, otherwise transport assistance cannot be guaranteed for the start of the Autumn Term 2019.
Any pupils who are not entitled to transport assistance under the County Council’s “Home to School Transport & Travel Policy” may be offered a place on school transport under the Vacant Seat Payment Scheme, but only once all entitled pupils have been allocated. This may mean that Vacant Seat pupils are not allocated a place immediately – full details are on the County Council website.

Please see below for further information:

Admissions policy 2020-21

Admissions policy 2019-20

Admissions policy 2018-19

Catchment Area Map

WCC School Admissions Homepage