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

Update on School admission appeals - new government guidance.

Apply for school placements in 2021/22 for the following year groups.

Year group Closing date for applications
Reception (born between 1 September 2016 - 31 August 2017) 15 January 2021
Infant/Junior (Year 2 into Year 3) 15 January 2021
Secondary (born between 1 September 2009 - 31 August 2010) 31 October 2020

If a child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) the closing date is 31 October 2020.

To submit an 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. 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 2021/22.

Applying for school places for academic year 2021/22

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.

The old home to school transport policy will only 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.

For further information please visit the home to school transport page.

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: 22/09/2020 15:52

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