Apply for a school place

If you are applying for a school place for September 2019 read the following information before completing the form.

Applying for:

For all other applications or details about how to apply in-year, read more about changing schools and in-year school places


View details of when to apply for school places.

The Admission to schools: Guide for parents contains important information about how to apply, how school places are allocated, and the extra help available to you and your child.

You will need

  • Unique Identifier (UID) code - you will find this on the letter sent by us and it will look similar to this 89119HSMUQQM6AB
  • to make 4 school preferences
  • an email account

What will happen next

It will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete the online application form.

Please note:

  • once you've submitted your application you can still change your 4 preferences right up until the closing date, just ensure you submit your changes.
  • you can save the form at any point and come back to it later
  • for security, the website will timeout if you do not use it
  • do not use the browser's back button - use the back button on each page.
Apply for a place

Alternative ways to do this

You can also apply for a school place by contacting us on 0300 500 80 80 or by downloading and completing an application form [PDF].

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