Starting secondary school

Information for parents and carers of children transferring from primary or junior school (Year 6) to secondary school (Year 7), starting in autumn 2018.

Further information

Applying for a school place

You will be able to apply for a secondary school place to start in autumn 2018 from Monday 11 September 2017. 

Please note all applications made after midnight on Tuesday 31 October 2017 for starting school in autumn 2018 will be treated as a late application.

If you wish to apply for a school place starting now then please complete an in-year admission application.

Starting secondary school transfer timetable - autumn 2018

The deadline for applying for a school place to start school in autumn 2018 is Tuesday 31 October 2017. Please note any applications made after this date will be treated as a late application.

Transfer process Dates
Online applications open Monday 11 September 2017
Closing date for on-time applications Tuesday 31 October 2017
Allocation day Thursday 1 March 2018
Deadline for parents to respond to offer Friday 16 March 2018
Appeals May to July 2018

Closing date - midnight on Tuesday 31 October 2017

All applications received after this date are treated as late and will be dealt with after those received on time and you are less likely to be offered a place at your preferred schools.

What happens next?

For on-time applications you will receive an email (or a letter) informing you which school has been allocated on Thursday 1 March 2018