Secondary school admissions - key dates and deadlines

​Stage in processDateAction
Prepare and apply14 September 2015 onwards
  • Read the information on this website carefully
  • Visit schools on open evenings and read school prospectuses
  • Attend the school admissions applications events
  • Read schools' oversubscription admission criteria
​Deadline for applyingSaturday 31 October 2015 at 5pm - closing date for applications
Offers madeTuesday 1 March 2016
  • Offer letters posted to parents
  • View your offer online if you applied online
​Next steps1 March 2016 onwards
  • We will assume you have accepted the allocated place unless you let us know otherwise
​Additional rounds of applications (late applications)Submit application by:

  • 28 March 2016 (process starts 14 April 2016 and takes 2-3 weeks)
  • 2 May 2016 (process starts 9 May 2016 and takes 2-3 weeks)
  • 30 May 2016 (process starts 6 June 2016 and takes 2-3 weeks)
  • 27 June 2016 (process starts 4 July 2016 and takes 2-3 weeks)
  • The allocation process can take several weeks, depending on how many applications are received.
  • There is no need to contact us after completing the form - we will contact you once a decision has been made.


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