Gaining a place at Chepstow School

Starting Secondary School

Starting secondary school is one of the most important events in a child’s life. As a parent / carer, you will no doubt have a wide range of questions about this transition.

If your child is currently attending year 6 at primary school, you will need to apply for them to transfer to secondary school in September 2024.

The Admissions process for children seeking admission into secondary school for September 2024 will commence on 25th September 2023.

The timetable for the admission round is detailed below:

  • Date application packs available 25th September 2023
  • Closing date for applications 13th November 2023 at 5 PM
  • Offer date 1st March 2024

Parents and their children are welcome to visit our school before making a decision; the annual school open evening will be advertised on our school website. Alternatively, to visit the school at another time, contact the school reception to arrange a tour.

More Details can be found regarding Year 6 into Year 7 Transition via our dedicated page here and via the Monmouthshire County Council website here

How do I apply?

Applications must be completed by the person holding parental responsibility for the child concerned.

Monmouthshire County Council has an Online Application System , which is available for you to use when making your child’s application. The system enables you to view and amend your child’s application up until the closing date of 13th November 2023 at 5 PM. Alternatively, you can contact us on the details below to request a paper application.

Please take some time to read the Guidance Notes and the Starting School Booklet to help you with the completion of your application, and understand how school places will be allocated, before submitting your application.

Phone: 01633 644508


Directorate for Children & Young People
County Hall
NP15 9GA

In Year Transfer

If you decide to move your child/ren between schools during the academic year, an In Year Transfer Application Form will need to be completed for each child.

More information can be found via the Monmouthshire County Council website here.

What do I do once my child’s place has been confirmed?

Once your child has been confirmed a placement at Chepstow School by the Local Authority, please:

  • contact us to arrange a visit to the school to meet the relevant pastoral lead, and
  • complete our digital Admission Form here.
  • complete our permission and consent form here.

Useful Documents

All relevant guidance in relation to applying for a school place can be found on the Monmouthshire County Council website here, including:

  • School Admissions Policy
  • Starting Schools Booklet
  • Admissions Criteria Secondary Schools