Apply for a school place

You can apply for a school place for September 2021 from:

  • 10 August 2020 – 31 October 2020 for transfer to secondary school and for schools with an atypical age of admission
  • 9 November 2020 – 15 January 2021 for first admission (reception) and transfer from infant to junior/primary education

Applications received after these dates will be considered late and outcomes will not be sent until after the national offer day.

Watch our top tips video before you apply:

In-year applications

An in-year application is for children requiring a school place during the school year, rather than at the usual transfer time to school. Apply for an in-year 2020-2021 place.

Apply for a school place

Alternative ways to do this

You can also apply by contacting us on 0300 500 80 80, or by completing and mailing an application form [PDF].

If you are applying for a school place for September 2021 you can also read the following information:

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