Applying For A School Place

How to apply and when

Applying for a place in September 2019

Important dates
  Process Opens Closing Date

Start School

(Year R) 

1 September 2018   15 January 2019

Move from Infant to Junior School

(Year 2 to Year 3) 

1 September 2018  15 January 2019 

Move from First to Middle School

(Year 4 to Year 5)

1 September 2018 15 January 2019

Move up to Secondary School

(Year 6 to Year 7) 

 1 September 2018  31 October 2018

Move to a Upper or Studio School

(Year 8 to Year 9) 

 1 September 2018  31 October 2018

You can apply online or contact us to ask for a paper form. You should remember that if you apply on paper and do not supply a valid email address, you will need to wait to receive a copy of your offer in the post. All applicants who apply online or provide a valid email will be able to download a PDF copy of their offer letter on offer day. 

Further Information

You can find information about all aspects of starting or moving up to a school in our booklets Starting Primary School and Starting Secondary School. Once you have read these, if you have any further questions please contact our Children's Information Service on 01202 456223 or

2018 allocation

If you would like to see how places were allocated for September 2018, you can read the statistics for the  primaryjunior and  secondary allocations.

In Year Applications

For information on changing school during the school year, please see our related web page

Transport support for over 16s

If your child is 16 or over you can find out about the type of transport support available in our  Post 16 Travel Statement.