The school open days for the academic year 2024 / 2025 will be:


Year 7 2025 Entry - Thursday 19 September 2024 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Headteacher's presentations 6.20pm and 7.00pm

Year 7 Open Morning Tours - please contact the school reception to book a tour.


Year 12 2025 Entry - Thursday 07 November 2024 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Head of School and Director of Sixth Form presentation 6.20pm


For any enquires please contact the school reception on 01245 326326 or by email to mainoffice@wdf.school


Prospective parents are welcome to visit the school at any time. An appointment should be made by telephoning the school in advance to ensure that a member of staff is available.  All visitors must report to reception first.

Year 7

Each September an open evening is held when prospective parents and members of the local community are welcome to visit the school. The school opens its doors across all subject areas and two presentations are made by the Headteacher in the Dame Elizabeth Hall, when staff can meet prospective parents and explain in detail the admission procedures and answer any questions.

Parents should be aware that offers for places at the William de Ferrers School will be made on behalf of the Local Governing Body by the Local Education Authority. Completed application forms, as found in the Secondary Education in Essex booklet distributed from your Primary School, must be returned to the Local Education Authority by the stated deadline.

During the month of June prior to the September entry, a further meeting is held when the headteacher and senior staff meet with parents to provide an overview of life in Year 7 and answer any questions.

Please follow this link to the Admissions page on Essex County Council’s Website:


Other contact details: admissions@essex.gov.uk

Telephone: 0345 603 2200