School admissions booklet for September 2020-21


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.

This booklet contains information about applying for a school place for the 2020–21 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 – academy schools criteria

Part 6 – local authority controlled school criteria

Part 7 – free school criteria

Part 8 – trust schools criteria

Part 9 – voluntary aided church schools criteria

Part 10 – glossary, notes & application form

Apply for a school 2020–21