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Secondary school place offers


From 13 November to 31 December 2023, we are co-ordinating a consultation on admissions arrangements for 2025 intakes.

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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 2023 will receive an offer of a school place for their child in one of two ways:

  • if the application was submitted online, the child’s allocated school place will be sent via email on 1 March 2024 to the email address used to apply
  • if the application is submitted using a paper form, the child's allocated school place will be sent via a letter posted on 1 March 2024

See Apply for a secondary school place for admission arrangements and the application process.

From 1 March 2024 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 31 October 2023 and are dealt with in reallocation rounds. The date on which parents submit their late application will determine which round it will be processed in. Each round can take a number of weeks depending on how many applications are received.

Emails will be sent at the end of each round to all late applicants who apply online by the deadline for the round, letting them know which school has been allocated. Parents of children on a waiting list will only be informed if it has been possible to offer a place. Otherwise, their child's name will remain on the waiting list for the next round.

Parents do not need to contact us after completing a late application form, or on the allocation round’s processing start date – parents will be contacted once the round of reallocations is complete.

Allocation roundApplications received byProcess start date (can take up to 4 weeks to process and send offers to parents)
Round 131 March 202415 April 2024
Round 217 May 20243 June 2024
Round 328 June 20248 July 2024

Applications received after 28 June 2024 will be processed as and when received throughout July and August 2024. From the end of August applications will be processed according to our in-year co-ordination scheme.

Last updated 13 November 2023