About applying for a secondary school place
Choosing the right secondary school for your child’s next steps is a very important, and often stressful, experience.
Our Transferring to Secondary School guide provides information about how and when to apply for a place, explains how admission decisions are made and gives information about each school to help you decide which schools to apply to.
Timetable for applying for secondary school
Please follow the 4-step process to apply for a year 7 secondary school place.
This is the timetable which shows the important dates you need to know about when applying for a secondary school place.
|Monday, 4 September 2023
|The online admissions system opens for secondary school places.
|Tuesday, 31 October 2023
|Closing date for applications
Ensure your secondary school application is submitted before this date. Otherwise, you will need to apply for a late application.
|Friday, 15 December 2023
|Last date for any changes to the address in your application.
|Friday, 1 March 2024
|National offer day. Sign in to view your school place offer.