School admissions: Closing dates and late applications

The closing dates for applications are:

  • Secondary school - 31st October 2017
  • Primary school - 15th January 2018

Please ensure that you have completed the online preference form AND returned any supplementary paper forms (where applicable) directly to your preferred schools by the closing date.

Late applications

If you have missed the above closing dates, paper application forms will be available to download from the following dates:

Primary schools

Forms received after 15th January 2018 but before 23rd March 2018

Preference forms received after the closing date will be considered as late applications unless there is a valid reason for the application being late e.g. change of address, change in a medical condition or exceptional circumstances.

We will continue to process late applications and send the information to schools and other local authorities. However, schools and local authorities may have late application policies which means that applications received on time will be given priority over late applications.

Forms received after 23rd March 2018

  • Late applications with a valid reason will be placed on a waiting list if the school is oversubscribed.
  • Late applications without a valid reason will be considered after those applications considered on time.
  • If the school has places available the child will be offered a place at that school.

Note: If your preference form is received after the closing date we cannot guarantee to send the offer email/letter out on 16th April 2018.

Secondary schools

Forms received after 31st October 2017 but before 19th January 2018

Forms received after the closing date will be considered as late applications unless there is a valid reason for being late e.g. change of address, change in a medical condition or exceptional social reasons.

  • Late applications with a valid reason will be considered with applications received on time.
  • Late applications without a valid reason will be considered after those applications received on time.
  • Late applications with a valid reason will be placed on a waiting list if the school is oversubscribed.
  • Late applications without a valid reason will be considered after those applications received on time.
  • If the school has places available the child will be offered a place at that school.

Forms received after 19th January 2018

  • Late applications with a valid reason will be placed on a waiting list if the school is oversubscribed.
  • Late applications without a valid reason will be considered after those applications received on time.
  • If the school has places available the child will be offered a place at that school.

Note: If your preference form is received after the closing date we cannot guarantee to send the offer letter out on 1st March 2018.