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Admissions for September 2023

If your child is due to start primary or secondary school from September 2023, 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 2023

Applications for the 2023 school year are now closed.

If you wish to make a late application for a secondary (year 7) school place, use our online application form.

All applications received after 31 October 2022 will be treated as late and will only be processed after all on-time applications.

You are less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools if you apply late.

Primary and junior school places for September 2023

From 7 November 2022 you can apply online for your child’s primary (reception) or junior (year 3) school place.

Read about the primary (reception) or junior (year 3) school place application process.

Applications received after the 15 January 2023 are considered late and will reduce your chance of being offered a place at your preferred schools.

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