If your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010, they are usually due to transfer to secondary school in September 2021.
We're only responsible for the admission criteria and procedures in community and voluntary controlled secondary schools. We decide who's allocated a secondary school place based on the number of applications and the admissions policy.
Community and voluntary controlled secondary schools
When a child has a statement of Special Educational Needs naming a specific school, the child will be allocated a place before any other places are allocated. The remaining applications are considered in the following order of priority:
- Looked after and previously looked after children.
- Children with exceptional medical needs or exceptional welfare considerations which are directly relevant to the school concerned.
- Children with older siblings attending the school at the time of admission.
- Children eligible for the service premium.
- Relative proximity and ease of access.
Community schools admissions policy (842kb pdf) contains more details of the criteria, how they're applied and which schools they apply to.
Voluntary aided, foundation or academy secondary schools
If you wish to apply for a voluntary aided, foundation or academy school, it's essential that you read the admission policy before you submit your application. Some schools may require you to provide additional information to support your application.
Voluntary aided, foundation and academy secondary schools usually publish their admissions policy on their website.
Applying for a secondary school frequently asked questions