Secondary Transfer Information

Determined Admissions Criteria 2016/2017

Determined Admissions Criteria 2017/2018

Determined Admissions Criteria 2018/2019

Admissions Arrangements Timetable

Important dates – secondary school admissions

1 September 2017

Online system opens for you to apply online.

Sept / Oct 2017
Open events at schools. 
Find individual school details in the schools directory.
31 October 2017
Deadline to apply for a school place.
4 December 2017
  • Last date to submit a written explanation giving reasons why your application was late, for your application to be agreed as ‘on time’.

  • If you move house, this is the last date for you to provide evidence of your new address
    and for it to be considered ‘on time’ in the allocation process.

31 January 2018
Applications received after this date will not be offered a school place until the week of
23–27 April 2017.
1 March 2018
National allocation day

We will email you the school you've been allocated, if you applied online and confirmed your email address. The online allocation system will be updated with allocations and be made available only after allocation emails have been sent.
Notification letters will be posted first class only to parents or carers who applied on paper.
If you applied online, you can use online facilities including appeals and viewing your continuing interest position.
1 – 15 March 2018
Continuing interest lists are created.
Applicants that didn't get any higher preference schools will automatically go on the list for those schools.
Parents or carers should confirm this with schools responsible for their own admissions.
1 – 8 March 2018
Continuing interest applications open.
You can add new school preferences for the first continuing interest run.
15 March 2018
Last date for accepting the place offered.
Online applicants must accept the place online.
Paper applicants should return their response form to the Admissions and Transport team.
19 – 23 March 2018
First continuing interest run.
We'll contact you with an offer of a new school place, if you're successful at this first continuing interest run.
26 March – 6 April 2018
Continuing interest applications open again.
You can add new school preferences for the second continuing interest run.
29 March 2018 (by 4pm)
Last date to register an appeal.
6 April 2018
Last date to register a change of preferences or for new applications to be added for the second continuing interest run.
23 – 27 April 2018
Second (and final) continuing interest run.
We'll contact you with an offer of a new school place, if you're successful at this second continuing interest run.
May – August 2018
If school vacancies occur, places will be filled from remaining continuing interest lists.
30 April – 15 June 2018
School place appeals take place during this period.
End of July (date to be
To retain your continuing interest, you will need to make an in year application.
Full details available after allocation day.

Continued Interest List 2016/17

If you wish to remain on the continued interest list for the academic year 2016-17, please go to and complete an In-Year application at the end of the summer term.


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