Secondary School Sept 2021
The online school admissions round to enable you to apply for a secondary school for September 2021 is now closed.
You are still able to apply for a secondary school place and can download an application form. If you are unable to download the application form we can send you one. To request an application form please use the School Admissions Contact information (iow.gov.uk).
Before completing 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.
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.
Postal Application Process
- Download an application form.
- Print and complete the form.
- Return completed form to: School Admissions and Transport, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD.
- If you cannot download the application form to complete. You can request a paper application form from the School Admissions and Transport service by using the details found in the School Admissions Contact information (iow.gov.uk).
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 was midnight on Saturday 31 October 2020.
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 Monday 1 March 2021.
Emails will be sent to those who applied online.
Letters will be posted 2nd class to all students due to transfer to secondary school in September 2021, 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.
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 12 February 2021. 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 Wednesday 3 March 2021. 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 2021 Admissions Policies
All Through School Years 0 - 11: