Important dates for secondary school applications
When you need to apply, when school offers are sent out and when children start school
Important dates in 2019 and 2020
|1 September 2019||School application process starts. It's time to find out about schools in your area and apply for a school place|
|31 October 2019||The deadline to apply for a school place is 11:59pm.|
|22 January 2020||The deadline to apply late for a school place with a good reason.|
|February 2020||Applications are looked at and school places are decided.|
|2 March 2020||National Offer Day.
If you applied online you'll get an email from school admissions to let you know the outcome of the application.
If you applied by post, a letter will be sent to you by first class post.
|16 March 2020||The deadline to accept or refuse the school place offered.
If you don't reply the offer could be removed.
|30 March 2020||Deadline to make an appeal if your child wasn't offered a place at one of the schools you listed as the first, second or third preference.|
|April to August 2020||Appeals are discussed and decided at meetings called appeal hearings.
Children in the reallocation pool are offered school places as they become available.
|September 2020||Children start school.|
Download our school application guides for more information.