The step from primary school to secondary school is often considered a difficult one to make. At Chase High School, we strive to make this transition as smooth as possible, ensuring that our new students feel welcome and included from the start.

Supporting the start of their journey…

At the heart of Chase High School is a commitment to support our students’ personal development by providing complete pastoral support from the moment they arrive.

By giving them this individual level of care and attention from the start, we help new students to feel settled, comfortable and encouraged, allowing them to quickly navigate this transition phase and take advantage of the opportunities available to them.

  • Each student is assigned to one of four houses – Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Topaz – to immediately foster a community spirit and to enable friendship groups to be formed.
  • Your child will be introduced to their Form Tutor and Year Leader, who will be with them throughout their time at Chase High School as their go-to sources of information and support.
  • Prefects from higher Year Groups will be available to answer any questions, and help show your child around the school.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for your child to join Chase High School, you should apply through Southend-on-Sea City Council by clicking on the link below. The Admissions Policies and Criteria for Academic Years 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 are available via the links in the left-hand menu

Appeals Process

If you are unsuccessful in securing a place for your child, you have the right to appeal the decision.

All Admissions Appeals for Chase High School are managed by the Statutory Appeals Team at Essex County Council and the online form and other relevant information, including key dates is available to you via this link.

Experience Days

In our efforts to make your child’s introduction to Chase High School, and the general secondary school experience, as positive as possible, we offer a number of experience days for Year 5 and Year 6 students.

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Open Evenings

Discover what makes Chase High School unique by attending our dedicated Open Evening. Learn first-hand the opportunities that we can offer your child as part of the Chase community in order to make their secondary school experience as enjoyable, varied and rewarding as possible.

Event Details

Year 5 Open Evening
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