Going up to secondary school (11+)


Apply for your child’s primary school place: If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, then they are due to start primary school in September 2021. Don’t miss the deadline on 15 January 2021. If you miss the deadline you are much less likely to get the school you want.

You will need to apply for a place at the secondary school you would like your child to attend – it doesn’t happen automatically. See when below

You can name a maximum of three different schools. Listing more than one:
• won’t affect your first preference – we always offer the highest we can, and
• will increase your chances of an offer at a school you prefer.

Read the Admissions rules to find out what is and isn’t taken into account.

Apply for a school place

Key dates

  • Apply online from 12 September 2020
  • Closing date for applications: 31 October 2020
  • National offer date: 1 March 2021
  • Appeal hearings: April to June 2021
  • Induction days: summer term 2021