Admissions

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

This page contains information on applications, our prospectus, our school brochure, plus examples of the guides and documents you will receive at the Prospective Parents’ Evening.

Many opportunities are provided for prospective students and their families to visit the school, to see all the departments and take part in various activities. These dates are also available in the ‘Important Dates’ section below.

How To Apply

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

Admissions-Policy-February-2018.pdf – 270 KB

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

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 – 3 MB

Important Dates

Each year traditionally towards the end of September, Harwich and Dovercourt High School opens its doors for one week to invite parents/carers of Year 5 and 6 students to visit the school. We also organise tours of the school so that you can see the school in action.

We organise a Year 6 Prospective Parents’ Evening in July each year where parents/carers can come in to school to hear key messages from the Headteacher and other members of staff that will play important roles in your child’s education.

Year 5 and 6 students will be invited to visit the school in July along with their Primary school classmates to take part in various taster lessons and activities. We organise a Year 6 Induction Day, plus a Year 5 Primary Festival, where students visit the school for half a day.

To download a copy of our Prospective Parents / Student Events please click below

Prospective-Students-Important-Dates-2018-2019.pdf – 177 KB

Prospectus

Please download a copy of our latest prospectus using the link below:

HDHS-Prospectus-2019-2020.pdf – 1 MB

Useful Documents

 

Document Title Download Link
Application for Free School Meals Free School Meals Application Form – 2 MB / On-line Application
Consent Forms Consent-Forms-2018-2025-Updated-June-2018-inc-Privacy-notice.pdf – 700 KB