Secondary school admissions

Admissions timetable

The timetable for applying for a secondary school place is as follows.

Transfer to secondary school – year 7

If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011, you must apply for a secondary school place for September 2022.

Date What happens
Wednesday 1 September 2021 Application period opens at midday
Sunday 31 October 2021 Application period closes for on-time applications
Tuesday 1 March 2022 Notification of offers are available from 12:30am

Applications received after the closing date are treated as late applications. This means there will be far less chance of your child being offered a place at the school you want.

Transfer to studio school – year 10

If your child was born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008, you must apply for a studio school place for September 2022.

Date What happens
Wednesday 1 September 2021 Application period opens at midday
Sunday 31 October 2021 Application period closes for on-time applications
Tuesday 1 March 2022 Notification of offers are available from 12:30am

Applications received after the closing date are treated as late applications. This means there will be far less chance of your child being offered a place at the school you want.

Transfer to another school between September 2021 and July 2022

You can apply for your child's transfer to another school – called an in-year application.

Date What happens
Thursday 22 July 2021 Application period opens for the school year.

You should complete your application in good time to have the best chance of getting a place at a school you would like your child to attend. We work to process in-year applications within 10 school days.

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School admissions applications