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Key dates

The following key dates will help you with applying for a secondary school for year 7 admission in 2023/24.

Transfer process Dates
Online applications open Monday 5 September 2022
Closing date for on-time applications Monday 31 October 2022
National offer day Wednesday 1 March 2023
Appeals (deadline) Thursday 30 March 2023

5 September 2022 – Application process opens online

You will be able to apply for your child’s secondary school place for entry in 2023/24 from 12:01am on Monday 5 September 2022.

September and October 2022 – Open days / events

Details of all planned secondary open days / events will be made available shortly. 

31 October 2022 – 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 2023 – 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.

20 March 2023 - Late applications considered (round 1)

Late applications received between 1 November 2022 and 28 February 2023, will be considered after this date.

30 March 2023 – Deadline to submit an appeal

Deadline to submit an appeal to ensure it is heard in the first round of appeals.  Appeal against a school place decision.

10 April 2023 – Late applications considered (round 2)

Late applications received after 1 March 2023 will be considered after this date.

From 29 August 2023 - Your child starts school

If your child was not offered a place in your first preference school, they will remain on the  waiting list for any higher preference schools until the end of the academic year in July 2024.

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