Apply for a secondary school place

Apply to start secondary school for the first time.

The deadline for applying for a secondary school place for September 2018 was 31 October.

If you are making a late application for a secondary school place you will need to apply for an in-year school place.

Step 1 - What to do before you apply

You should:

  • Read the information on this website for help and advice and to find out how admissions work;
  • Read the relevant policies and information for the school(s) you are interested in;
  • Check as some religious schools may require you to complete a supplementary information form as well as applying for a school place, you will need to refer to the schools policy; and
  • Check which school is in your catchment area.

It is your responsibility to ensure you have read all of the information provided to you via this website before applying.

Step 2 - How to apply online

  • We recommend you use a computer rather than a tablet or smartphone to apply online.
  • First you will need to create an account, if you do not have one, and register to apply online
  • You will then receive a verification email to verify your account
  • Once you have created and verified your account you can log in to:
    • Make a new application listing up to five schools in order of preference;
    • Continue with an application;
    • View your application; or
    • View the school place that has been offered on National Offer Day.

Once you have submitted your application, you will no longer be able to amend it online. Further amendments must be made using this  Word (docx / 690 KB) or  PDF (pdf / 296 KB) form.

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Need help?

You can access frequently asked questions about admissions, view location and statistical information about our schools, view admissions policies, find out about support that is available to you and view details of the appeals process.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our admissions team.

In-year applications

If you intend to apply in-year for a school place, for example sometimes children need to move school at times other than entry to reception, year 6 transfer to secondary school or transfer to middle school, then you should apply here.

Selective school applications

You can find out more about selection tests here.

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