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Key dates

The following key dates will help you with applying for a secondary school for year 7 admission in 2022/23.

Transfer process Dates
Online applications open Friday 10 September 2021
Closing date for on-time applications Sunday 31 October 2021
National offer day Tuesday 1 March 2022
Appeals (deadline) Wednesday 30 March 2022

10 September 2021 – Application process opens online

You will be able to apply for your child’s secondary school place for entry in 2022/23 from 12:01am on Friday 10 September 2021.

September and October 2021 – Open days / events

Details of all planned secondary open days / events will be made available shortly.  Due to COVID-19 some schools will be providing virtual events online rather than a physical open day.

31 October 2021 – Closing date

Deadline for applications is midnight. Missing the deadline will significantly reduce your chances of getting a place at the school you want.

1 March 2022 – National offer day

Offers of school places are sent out for all on-time applications. If you applied online, we will send you an email with your application outcome. Letters will also be sent by second class post.

21 March 2022 - Late applications considered (round 1)

Late applications received between 1 November 2022 and 1 March 2022, will be considered after this date.

30 March 2022 – Deadline to submit an appeal

Deadline to submit an appeal to ensure it is heard in the first round of appeals.  Link to appeals information

11 April 2022 – Late applications considered (round 2)

Late applications received after 1 March 2022 will be considered after this date.

From 29 August 2022 - Your child starts school

If your child was not offered a place in your first preference school, they will remain on waiting lists for any higher preference schools until the end of the academic year in July 2023.

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