Admissions Procedures and Policies
You must apply for a place at a school, even if it’s linked to your child’s current nursery or primary school.
When applications open
Applications open on different days in each local council area - usually at the start of the autumn term of the year before your child is due to start school.
Deadlines to apply
You must apply for a primary school place by 15 January.
You must apply for a secondary school place by 31 October.
How to apply
When you fill in the form (online or on paper) you’ll be asked to list the schools you’re applying for in order of preference.
You must apply for at least 3 schools.
To get a copy of the application form on paper, contact your local council.
When you’ll find out
Councils will send confirmations for:
primary schools on 16 April
secondary schools on 1 March
Click on the links below for further information.
Link: Information Booklet