Apply for a secondary school place

10. When you'll find out

School places for September 2019 admissions will be announced for secondary schools during working hours on 1 March 2019.

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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