Starting secondary school

2. When to apply

If your child is in year six you should apply for a place at a secondary school. Applications are open between September and October each year.

You can check the table below to see when to apply based on your child's date of birth:

Child born between Starts secondary school Apply between
1 Sep 2010 - 31 Aug 2011 Sep 2022 Sep 2021 - Oct 2021
1 Sep 2011 - 31 Aug 2012 Sep 2023 Sep 2022 - Oct 2022
1 Sep 2012 - 31 Aug 2013 Sep 2024 Sep 2023 - Oct 2023
1 Sep 2013 - 31 Aug 2014 Sep 2025 Sep 2024 - Oct 2024

Early transfer

Applications for exceptional early transfer must be submitted before 31 October 2021 to the area education office in writing for the attention of the Area Pupil Access Officer. The final decision whether an application will be considered will be made by individual admission authorities.

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Apply online for a school place

Apply online

The deadline to apply for a secondary school place for September 2022 is 31 October 2021. Any applications received after the deadline will be classed as late.