Schools' admission rules

A number of schools' admission rules (including all 13 grammar schools) are being considered by the Office of the School's Adjudicator (OSA). Updates to the rules will be available on schools' websites when available. The OSA ruling may also impact on the moving deadline of 1 October 2017 for most grammar schools

Moving up to secondary school

10. National Offer Day

Sections 10-15 give you the information you will need when you receive your child's secondary school offer on 1 March 2018.

Make sure you read them carefully as they will explain why we have made the offer we have and what you will need to do next. These sections also tell you about the timeline for accepting the place we have offered and waiting lists.

We also cover how we manage allocation rounds after 1 March.

Even if you have an older child who is already at secondary school, there are things that are likely to be different so it is important that you understand what happens after you have received your child's offer. It is particularly important that you understand how waiting lists work as there are changes for the 2018 admission round. 

This section also has information about how we manage allocation rounds after 1 March.

National Offer Day for all Local Authorities (LAs) for children moving up to secondary school in September 2018 is 1 March 2018. Each LA will let its residents know which school has been offered for their child.

Each LA will have different deadlines and things for you to do. If you don't live in Buckinghamshire, make sure you understand what your home LA needs you to do. You should also contact them if your child does not have a school place for September.

You will be able to see the allocation profile which will show you which schools had more applications than there were places available and the final admission rule under which we were able to offer places on 1 March. This information will also be available in the School Directory, under each secondary school’s entry. 

View your offer online

For information about other LAs and allocations to their schools you must contact them directly.

If you missed the application deadline and still need to apply for a secondary school place for Year 7 in September 2018, print out and complete the application form and return it to us either by attaching it to our contact us form or posting it to us. Information about deadlines is available on our later allocation rounds page.

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Last updated: 1 September 2017

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