School Admissions

Secondary School Sept 2022

The online school admissions round to enable you to apply for a secondary school for September 2022 opens on Friday 10 September 2021 and closes at midnight on Sunday 31 October 2021. Before completing and submitting your application you should read our educating your child booklet. This will provide you with further information on the admissions process. We strongly recommend that you consider using all the preferences available to you when making your application.

Apply for a school place.

If you are unsuccessful in gaining a place at your preferred school(s), you will be allocated a place at the nearest school with space. Please note the school could be some distance away. It is important that you choose your preferences wisely. Please note that naming the same school more than once will not increase your chances of being offered a place at that school. 

Online Application Process

Once you have set up an account online. You can start and submit your application. Your online account will allow you to log in and view or amend your application at any time up until the closing date. Once you have submitted your application online you will receive an email. Please check that you receive the confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email within 24 hours please contact school admissions

Leading up to the closing date emails will be sent out to remind parents/guardians to submit the online application that has been started.  You will also receive this email if you review your application and click un-submit without realising.

If you receive a reminder email to submit your application prior to the closing date, please do not ignore this. You may have double clicked and inadvertently unsubmitted the application. If you do receive the reminder to submit your application email you can either log in to your online account and check or contact school admissions.

Postal Application Process


Additional information for Christ the King College or The Island Free School applications

If you would like your child to attend Christ the King College or The Island Free School you must also complete their supplementary information form.

The supplementary information form for Christ the King College can be downloaded below or you can get a copy direct from the College.  

The supplementary information form for Island Free School form is available on their website. The website link is provided below. 

Once completed the supplementary information form must be returned direct to the College/School.  Please note that all supplementary information forms received after the closing date are considered as 'Late'. They will be processed after those that were received by the time and date stated in their Admissions Policy. Please ensure you have completed and submitted both the Local Authority Application Form and the School Supplementary Information Form. If you do not complete and submit both forms then your application will not be processed until after those who have.  

Application Closing Date

The closing date for secondary school applications is midnight on Sunday 31 October 2021.

Please note: all applications and changes received after the closing date will be considered as 'Late'. They will be processed after the applications that were received by the published closing date.

National Offer Day

National Offer Day is the day parents will be notified by the School Admissions and Transport team with an offer of a place at a secondary school. National Offer Day for Secondary school places is Tuesday 1 March 2022. 

Emails will be sent to those who applied online. 

Letters will be posted second class to all students due to transfer to secondary school in September 2022, unless we have been informed they will be educated at home or private school. 

School Admissions are not able to confirm the child's allocated secondary school by telephone.

Further Information

Following the admissions consultation, it was approved on 8 April 2014 that priority areas were removed and that parents are able to apply for a place at the nearest secondary school to their home address.

If you are unsure of your child’s nearest secondary school, you can search for the secondary school nearest to your home address by viewing the map.

View the Home to School Transport Policy

View  the Location of Secondary Schools Map 

The last date that applications or changes to existing applications can be made prior to National Offer Day Friday 11 February 2022.  The system will then close down to enable the process for the allocation of secondary school places to take place.  

The system will reopen on Monday 7 March 2022. All new applications or changes to details on original applications will be processed from this date.  Any changes to existing applications must be received in writing.

September 2022 Admissions Policies

All Through School Years 0 - 11:

Voluntary Aided:



Free School: