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Secondary school place offers

How will I find out which school my child has been allocated?

All parents who apply for their child's secondary school place by the deadline of 31 October 2021 at 5pm will receive an offer of a school place for their child in one of 2 ways:

  • If the application was submitted online, the child’s allocated school place will be sent via email on 1 March 2022 to the email address used to apply
  • If the application was submitted using a paper form, the child's allocated school place will be sent via a letter posted on 1 March 2022

From 1 March 2022 this page will contain information for parents about school place offers and what to do next.

I have submitted a late application - when will I find out which school my child has been allocated?

Late applications are applications received after 5pm on 31 October 2021 and are dealt with in rounds. Each round has a cut off for applications to be included in it. The allocation process can take a number of weeks, depending on how many applications are received.

Emails will be sent to all late applicants who apply online. We will only inform parents of children on a waiting list if we are able to offer a place. Otherwise, their child's name will remain on the waiting list for the next round.

There is no need to contact us after completing a late application form, or on the process start date - we will contact you once an offer has been made.

Allocation round Applications received by Process start date (can take up to 4 weeks to process and send offers to parents)
Round 1 1 April 2022, 5pm 13 April 2022
Round 2 13 May 2022, 5pm 1 June 2022
Round 3 24 June 2022, 5pm 4 July 2022

Applications received after 24 June 2022 will be processed as and when received throughout July and August 2022. Any applications received after then will be processed according to our in-year policy from the end of August 2022.

Why information is on a different website
We are in the process of adding information to this new unitary council website. Some pages will give you a link back to a previous council website to help you find what you need. Read more about the changes.
Last updated 29 November 2021