Applying for a school place

Apply for school placements in 2022/2023 for the following year groups from mid September 2021.

This table displays the closing dates for school admission applications.
Year group Closing date for applications
Reception (born between 1 September 2017 - 31 August 2018) 15 January 2022
Infant/Junior (Year 2 into Year 3) 15 January 2022
Secondary (born between 1 September 2010 - 31 August 2011) 31 October 2021

If a child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) the closing date is 31 October 2021.

To submit an application please use the following online form from mid September 2021:

Visit our School Admissions Portal to apply for a school place

Useful information

Applying for school places for academic year 2022/2023

Getting to school

Another important thing that you should consider, before filling in your application form, is how your child will get to and from school. If you are applying for a faith school, the Local Authority no longer provides transport and you will have to make your own arrangements even if you have a child already attending that school. More information can be found by viewing the home to school transport policy for exact criteria for home to school transport eligibility.

We would advise you consider transport arrangement prior to making your school preferences. If you have any queries please contact the transport team before the closing date of the application process by emailing

View information about home to school transport

Please note Ofsted have changed the way they inspect and report on schools, visit the GOV.UK website for information about the Education Inspection Framework.

Last updated: 06/09/2021 10:16

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