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 2007 and 31 August 2008, you must apply for a secondary school place for September 2019.

Date What happens
Monday 3 September 2018 Application period opens at midday
Wednesday 31 October 2018 Application period closes for on-time applications
Friday 1 March 2019 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 2004 and 31 August 2005, you must apply for a studio school place for September 2019.

Date What happens
Monday 3 September 2018 Application period opens at midday
Wednesday 31 October 2018 Application period closes for on-time applications
Friday 1 March 2019 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 2018 and July 2019

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

Date What happens
Thursday 2 August 2018 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.

Apply online

Simply login to My Account for education and childcare, select 'School admissions' and then 'Apply online'. You can create an account if you don't already have one.

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