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 2017.

Further information

Please note all applications made after Monday 31 October 2016 for starting school in autumn 2017 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.

Choosing a school

Before applying for your child's secondary school place (late application) you should read the:

Starting secondary school transfer timetable - autumn 2017

The deadline for applying for a school place to start school in autumn 2017 is Monday 31 October 2016. Please note any applications made after this date will be treated as a late application.

Transfer process Dates
Online applications open Monday 12 September 2016
Closing date for on-time applications Monday 31 October 2016
Allocation day Wednesday 1 March 2017
Deadline for parents to respond to offer Friday 17 March 2017
Appeals May to July 2017

Closing date - midnight on Monday 31 October 2016

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?

A confirmation email and letter was sent out on Wednesday 1 March with your secondary school place offer. A response was required by Friday 17 March 2017. Please contact us on 0116 454 1009 (option 1) if you have any questions.

Voluntary aided schools, academies and trust schools

If you are applying for a voluntary aided school, academy or a trust school, you must complete the schools own supplementary information form as well as applying to Leicester City Council. You must return the supplementary form directly to the school.