School admissions: Closing dates and late applications

The closing dates for applications for children due to start Primary school (Reception) or Secondary school (Year 7) in September 2021 are as follows.

  • Secondary school application closing date - 7th November 2020 (the normal closing date of 31st October has been extended by 1 week due to the impact of Covid-19).
  • Primary school application closing date - 15th January 2021

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. You can apply online from 12th September 2020.

Late applications

If you miss the closing dates above you can submit a late application.  The late application process opens the day after the official closing dates.

Secondary (Year 7) late application process 

You can submit a late application for Year 7 entry for September 2021 from 8th November 2020.

View the Year 7 late application process and how to apply.

Primary (Reception) late application process

You can submit a late application for Reception entry for September 2021 from 16th January 2021.

View the Reception late application process and how to apply.

If your preference form is received after the official closing date we cannot guarantee to send the offer email/letter out on National Offer Day.  National Offer Day for Year 7 is 1st March 2021 and Reception is 16th April 2021.