Admissions Information


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 2023/24, 2024/25 and 2025/26 are available via the links in the right-hand menu.

Southend-on-Sea City Council School Admissions


You can view the Southend-on-Sea City Council Secondary School Catchment Area map by clicking the link below:

Southend-on-Sea City Council Secondary School Catchment Area Map


You can check which catchment area you are in by clicking the link below to the Southend-on-Sea City Council postcode search tool:

Southend-on-Sea City Council Postcode Search Tool


Appeals Process

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

The Appeals Timetable is detailed here:


What happens

1 March 2024

National Offer Day - parents informed of outcome of application.

15 April 2024

Deadline for submitting appeals.

14 June 2024

Appeal hearing date.

September 2024 onwards

Appeals submitted after the deadline.

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.

Primary Enrichment Days

These ‘whole day’ experiences bring Year 5 students, accompanied by their current teachers, from our valued feeder primary schools to engage with our school across a series of exciting challenges.

Year 6 Taster Days

In the Summer prior to joining us, Year 6 students have the opportunity to meet Chase High School staff and students, tour the school and participate in secondary school learning experiences, which help us to identify any specific needs and aspirations before the students’ official arrival in September.


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 High School community in order to make their secondary school experience as enjoyable, varied and rewarding as possible.

Event Details

Year 5 Open Evening  
Date: Wednesday 26 June 2024 Time: 4.00 pm - 7.30 pm