School admissions booklet for September 2021-22

This booklet contains information about applying for a school place for the 2021–22 school year. The important information is covered on our main pages:

The booklet is divided into ten parts that you can download separately or, if you prefer, you can view the entire booklet.

For help and advice contact our School Admissions Team.


Part 1 – contents, introduction and policy information

Part 2 – primary schools information

Part 3 – secondary schools information

Part 4 – special schools

Part 5 – academies criteria

Part 6 – local authority controlled school criteria

Part 7 – free schools criteria

Part 8 – trust schools criteria

Part 9 – voluntary aided church schools criteria

Part 10 – glossary notes & application form

Apply for a school 2021–22