Late applications


With the closure of schools we envisage a serious delay to any in-year applications for school places. Please be assured that we will process your application as soon as we can and there is no need to contact us unless there’s a change in your circumstances.

Applications for children starting school or moving to a secondary or junior school in September will hopefully be unaffected.

National closing dates are:-

  • Primary and junior schools – 15 January 2020
  • Secondary schools – 31 October 2019

If you apply after the stated closing date, the request will be dealt with under the same admissions rules but after all on-time applications have been processed.

If you have moved into the area after the closing date you should apply for a school place and send us evidence of your house move as we may be able to consider this application as being on-time.

If we receive your form by:

  • 16 March 2020 for infant /primary/junior schools
  • 31 January 2020 for secondary schools

you will receive a decision at the same time as those who applied on time. If your preferred school(s) is fully subscribed by on-time applications it is likely another school will be offered.

If you apply after these dates there is likely to be considerable delay in our response.

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