7 September 2020 – Application process opens online
You will be able to apply for your child’s secondary school place for entry in 2021/22 from 12:01am on Monday 7 September 2020.
September and October 2020 – Open days / events
Details of all planned secondary open days / events. Due to COVID-19 some schools will be providing virtual events online rather than a physical open day.
31 October 2020 – 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 2021 – 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.
22 March 2021 - Late applications considered (round 1)
Late applications received between 1 November 2020 and 1 March 2021, will be considered after this date.
30 March 2021 – 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
9 April 2021 – Late applications considered (round 2)
Late applications received after 1 March 2021 will be considered after this date.
From 30 August 2021 - 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 at least 31 December.