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If your child will reach age 11 between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021 they will be due to start secondary school in September 2021. You can apply for a secondary school place from 1 September 2020. The closing date for on-time applications to secondary schools was 31 October 2020. Please refer to the late application page if you have yet to submit an application or if you wish to make changes to an existing application.
If your child is already in secondary education and needs to change schools, you should apply for an in-year admission.
- Guidance for completing the application form - help for the information that you'll need to provide on the form
- If you change your address after applying - what you need to do if your address changes after you have submitted your application form.
- Late applications - What happens if you apply or change your preferences after the deadline.
- Admission arrangements and outcomes - check schools' admissions criteria and how places were allocated in previous years.