When to apply

You can apply for a secondary or upper place from 1 September 2022.

The closing date for applications was 31 October 2022.

Any application or change made now will be classed as late. This means we will not consider it until after the on time round.

We will let you know your outcome:

  • on 1 March 2023 if you applied on time (by 31 October 2022) 
  • on 31 March 2023 if you apply late (between 1 November 2022 and 28 February 2023) 
  • from June onwards if you apply after 1 March 2023

Before you apply

Read our parents guide

Read our parents' guide for information about the different types of schools, the evidence we require and information you need to know before applying.

Read the admissions policies

Read the admissions policies for schools you're interested in.

For children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

You have to apply for a school place in a different way. Find out what to do if your child has an educational, health and care (EHC) plan.

Catchment area schools

View schools in your catchment area or view all schools by catchment area.

Apply for a school place

List up to 3 schools in order of preference. One of these schools should be your catchment school, if there is one. You'll receive a confirmation email once you've submitted your application.

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Religious school requirements

You may have to complete an additional form if you want to apply to religious schools. This is an extra form which should be sent to the schools themselves, unless stated differently, you must still complete an application form.

If you can't apply online

If you can't apply online, you can fill in and return a paper application from the 1 September, this should be posted by the closing date, make sure you include proof of posting

Once you've applied

Make changes to your submitted application

If you want to make changes to your submitted application, you need to complete a change of preference form:

You must not make any changes via your online account. We process applications based on the information you give in your application. This means if you change your address after 31 October 2022, we'll process your application using the address you were living at on the closing date.

How we tell you about an offer of your secondary/upper school place

You will be told of your outcome, if you applied by the closing date on the 1 March 2023. Find details of how places have been allocated on our school allocations page.

What to do when you have a school place offer

We automatically assume you want to accept your school place. If you want to decline a school place offered, you must provide us with the reason, or want your child to go on a waiting list, you can only go on the waiting list if you have been refused a place, you must respond by 15 March 2023 for on time applications and 14 April 2023 for late applications.