Apply for a secondary school place

10. When you'll find out

School placesĀ areĀ announced for secondary schools on 1 March. If this date falls on a weekend, confirmations are sent the next working day.

If you applied online, we will email secondary school offers in batches on the morning of 2 March 2020 and then publish the offers online.

If you applied late you may receive your offer after the official offer date.

If you submitted a paper application form you'll receive your offer by second class post, which will arrive after the official offer date.

We can't confirm results with you over the phone due to data protection.

Due to the number of applications we receive, we can't provide updates on your application between the closing date and your official offer. Don't worry though, if there is a problem with your application we will contact you.

What happens next

You don't need to confirm the place with us. However, the school or academy may contact you to confirm the place, please respond if they contact you direct.

If the offer is not one of your preferred schools or academies this is because other applicants had higher priority within the determined admission arrangements.

Help with school costs

If your child already gets free school meals you don't need to apply again. We regularly check that children are still entitled to the meals and will let you know if you are no longer eligible.

If you are applying for the first time check the eligibility for free school meals and how to apply.

If we think your child is eligible for free travel to school we will send you an application form (usually in May/June). If you have not received your form by 30 June and think you may be entitled then please contact the School Traveline on 0300 123 6738.

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