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Late applications and changes of preference - secondary schools

If you submit your application or make any changes to your preferences without a good reason after the deadline, your application will be treated as late. This may affect the possibility of your child being offered a place at one of your preferred schools.

Between 1 November – 11 December 2017

If there is a genuine reason for late application or changes to your application – for example a change of address or circumstances – supported by written details and evidence, we will treat your application as on time only if the details reach us by 11 December 2017.

After 11 December 2017

All applications received after 11 December 2017 will be treated as late applications and only considered after all on-time applications have been processed. It is likely that there will be no vacancies at the school you applied for, as these will have been allocated to those applying on time. However, if there are vacancies we will co-ordinate offers of places to these schools, based on the school's admission criteria. If there are no vacancies your child will be placed on the waiting list for the school(s) you have applied for.

After 1 March 2018

Any application received after 1 March 2018 will be treated for waiting list purposes alongside on time applications, with any places allocated according to each school's admission criteria and not according to the date the child was added to the waiting list.

Applications received towards the end of the summer term or during the summer holidays may not receive an outcome until the start of the autumn term, due to school closures during the summer break.

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