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

9. What if I miss the application deadline?

Date we receive your application

Do you think you have exceptional reasons for your late application?

Will your application be treated as on time?

When will you know which school your child has been offered?

By 31 Oct 2017

N/A

Yes

1 March 2018

By 21 Nov 2017

Yes - Evidence included and agreed *

Yes

 1 March 2018

By 21 Nov 2017

Yes - Evidence included and not agreed

No

 1 March 2018

By 21 Nov 2017

No

No

 1 March 2018

By 31 Dec 2017

N/A

No

 1 March 2018

From Jan 2018

See Secondary Offers

* For example, you may have been ill for a long time, or there may have been a family bereavement, which prevented you from applying by the deadline. Moving into the area is not an exceptional reason for applying late.

If an application is late we will not look at it until after all those that we received on time. The only exception would be if we received your application by 21 November 2017 and you have included independent professional evidence which we agree shows why you could not apply on time.

Please also see Section 7 if you are a Service or Crown Servant family. If we receive your application and supporting evidence by 31 January 2018, we will treat your application as timely.

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Last updated: 1 September 2017

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