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After your school offer

What you can do

Information about what you can do after you get your school offer.

Waiting lists

You will be able to find out where your child is on the waiting lists. More information on when and how to do this is on our waiting lists page.

You should not reject the school offer you have until you have secured another place.

Apply for a different school

Contact the School Admissions team if you:

  • want to apply for a school that you did not apply for originally
  • wish to be added to the waiting lists for a school that you named as a lower preference on your application than the school offered.

You should not reject the school offer you have until you have secured another place.

If the school has available places, this will be offered to you. If not, your child will be added to the waiting list.

Appeal

You have the right to appeal to an independent panel for a place at any of your preferred schools that haven’t offered you a place.

You should not reject the school offer you have until you have secured another place.

Find out more about the appeals process and deadlines.

More information

For enquiries about school uniforms, induction arrangements and start dates, please liaise directly with the school.

For information about how places are considered, see our admissions booklets.

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