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Admissions for September 2022

If your child is due to start primary or secondary school from September 2022, here are some important dates for you.

Your responsibility

It is your responsibility to apply for a school place at the correct times. We won't send you any letters to inform you to apply for your child’s school place.

Secondary school places for September 2022

From 10 September 2021 you can apply online for your child's secondary school (year 7) place place.

You must submit an application by the national closing date of 31 October 2021. Applications received after this date will be considered late and you may reduce your chance of being offered a place at your preferred school.

Primary and junior school places for September 2022

From 8 November 2021 you can apply online for your child’s primary (Reception) or junior (year 3) school place.

You must submit an application by the national closing date of 15 January 2022. Applications received after this date are considered late and will reduce your chance of being offered a place at your preferred schools.

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