Apply for a secondary school place

9. Late applications

The deadline to apply for children starting secondary school in September 2020 was 31 October 2019. If you've missed this deadline fill in a late application as soon as possible.

We prioritise applications received on time and a late application may reduce your chance of getting your preference of school.

Before you start

If you registered online in previous years (before 1 September 2017) you will need to re-register.

If any of your preferences are independent (fee paying) schools, apply directly to the school itself.

You will need to have the following handy:

  • A valid email address - this is the address we will use to confirm your application and the school place you will be offered in April
  • Your name, address and telephone number
  • The first name, last name and date of birth of the child
  • The name of the child's current primary school
  • The child's permanent address (if this is different from the parent/guardian applying for a place)
  • The names of your first, second and third school preferences
  • Details of brothers or sisters who will be attending one or more of the schools you are applying to when the younger child starts in September
  • If the child receives care, you need the name of the Local Care Authority that is responsible for this care and the child's social worker
  • You will need to choose your own user ID, this must be 6-16 characters long and contain letters and numbers only
  • You will also need to choose a password of at least 8 characters, one uppercase, one lowercase, one of the following special characters: ! @ # % ^ & * () and one number

Click here to fill in a late application >

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