Our admissions are dealt with by the Local GRA Uniform 2Education Authority. Applications can be made by post, or online by visiting the BCP Council website here.

The deadline for applications for Year 7 for September 2024 is 31st October 2023.

For the normal admissions round for Year 7, where parents are applying for places before the closing date, then children living in the catchment area will normally be allocated a place at The Grange School, as will children who already have a brother or sister who attend school here.

We appreciate that starting a new school can be a daunting time for both parents and students. We would encourage you to attend our Year 6 Open Evening in September 2023. This is being held at The Grange School site and you will have a chance to meet the teaching staff who work across both Twynham and TGS as well as experience a range of secondary school lessons! There will be students from both schools to guide and answer questions and you will be able to attend one of two presentations from Mr Taylor who is our Executive Headteacher for both of our schools. 

The Grange School Year 6 School Tours

Year 6 School Tours will be running in September 2023.

To book a space please contact us on 01202 486536 or email

The Grange School Site Visit

Following on from the Year 6 Open evening in September 2023 this is an opportunity for you to book to visit the The Grange School site. This does not include a formal presentation but an opportunity for you and your child to visit the school during a 'normal working day'.

In addition to our Open Mornings and Induction Day, we have a dedicated Year 6 Transitions Portal on the website which will be available from the Summer Term.

To apply for a place in a year group other than Year 7, or outside the normal round of admissions, please contact us directly on 01202 486536 or via the BCP Council website here.

Please find below further information regarding the admissions process and advice for parents who live apart on the left of this page.

Year 7 September 2024 Entry – Appeals Information

If you have applied for a place at The Grange School for Year 7, September 2024 and have been refused a place, you will be given this decision in writing via your local Council. The letter will explain why your application has been refused.

By law, you are entitled to appeal the decision and an Independent Appeal Panel will consider your appeal. They will take account of your reasons for appealing, the school’s published admission arrangements and their reasons for refusal.

The Grange School’s Appeals are managed by The Coastal Association of School Appeals, please click the link below to access their website. Here you will find further information and appeals guidance plus the link to lodge your appeal.


Induction Day

All new Year 7 students spend an Induction Day at school during the first week in July, meeting their new teachers and classmates and familiarising themselves with the school. At the end of the school day, parents have the opportunity to meet with the Heads of School, Head of Year and tutors.

In addition to this, the first day of the school year in September is for Year 7 students only, to help them find their way around the site and settle into the school before the main body of students returns the following day.

Our Catchment Area

GRA Catchment Area

Starting School in Years 8, 9, 10, 11 or Mid-Year

If you wish to apply to the school for a place for a child in a year group other than Year 7, or for a Year 7 child other than through the normal Year 7 admissions process, then please do feel free to contact the school directly on 01202 486536 or via the BCP Council website here.