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Online payments - issue with Google Chrome

Applying for a school place

Attention - school admissions and school appeals

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we envisage a serious delay to any in-year applications for school places. The portal will re open for in year applications for the summer term only from 21 May 2020 to 1 June 2020.

The portal for in year applications for September 2020 will be open from 1 June 2020.

We recognise that our service is important to you and appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

Applications for children starting primary school or moving to a secondary or junior school in September are currently unaffected.

If you are moving into the Borough and you fall into the category of vulnerable learner or key worker and may require assistance regarding a school place in terms of child care please email

Update on School admission appeals - new government guidance 

Please contact legal and democratic email if you wish to receive further advice

Apply for school placements in 2020/21 for the following year groups.

Year group Closing date for applications
Reception (born between 1 September 2015 - 31 August 2016) 15 January 2020
Infant/Junior (Year 2 into Year 3) 15 January 2020
Secondary (born between 1 September 2008 - 31 August 2009) 31 October 2019

If a child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) the closing date is 31 October 2019.

To make a late application please use the following online form:

Apply for a school place

View a step-by-step guide on how to apply for school placements in 2020/21. Please also view our School Admissions Mythbuster which clarifies common assumptions about the application process. 

You can apply for a school place on line using a tablet, laptop, computer or smart phone.

If you do not have access to a computer you can go to your local library and ask a member of staff to help you submit an application.

Before you complete your application please refer to our School Admissions Information Booklet 2020/21.

Applying for school places for academic year 2020/21

The current Home to School Transport Policy will apply to any parent/carer applying for their child's primary or secondary education placement during the normal admissions round for school places for September 2020.

All new applications for home to school transport from September 2020 onwards will be considered under the new Home to School Transport Policy which will include in year applications.

Ofsted are changing the way they inspect and report on schools. The new Education Inspection Framework is coming into force in September 2019. Please visit GOV.UK for further information.

Last updated: 20/05/2020 16:40

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