Starting secondary school (Year 7)

Information for parents about applying for Year 7 places for September 2024.

When you apply for your child's school place, remember to consider how your child will get to school. To help you plan for the school run see our school transport web pages.

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 2012 - 31 Aug 2013 Sep 2024 Sep 2023 - Oct 2023
1 Sep 2013 - 31 Aug 2014 Sep 2025 Sep 2024 - Oct 2024
1 Sep 2014 - 31 Aug 2015 Sep 2026 Sep 2025 - Oct 2025
1 Sep 2015 - 31 Aug 2016 Sep 2027 Sep 2026 - Oct 2026

Early transfer

Applications for exceptional early transfer must be submitted before 31 October 2023 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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The deadline to apply for a Year 7 place is 31 October. Any applications received after the deadline will be classed as late.