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Moving up to Secondary School

The deadline to apply for a secondary school place was 3pm on 31 October. If you have missed the deadline you can find out what to do next.

Moving up to secondary school

10. 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 2018

N/A

Yes

1 March 2019

By 21 Nov 2018

Yes - Evidence included and agreed *

Yes

1 March 2019

By 21 Nov 2018

Yes - Evidence included and not agreed

No

1 March 2019

By 21 Nov 2018

No

No

1 March 2019

By 31 Dec 2018

N/A

No

1 March 2019

From Jan 2019

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* 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 you have missed the application deadline and still need to apply for a secondary school place for Year 7 in September 2019, please download and print the application form and return it to us as soon as possible, 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.

If an application is late for the first round of allocations 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 2018 and you have included independent professional evidence which we agree shows why you could not apply on time.

Please also see Section 8 if you are a Service or Crown Servant family. If we receive your application and supporting evidence by 31 January 2019, we will treat your application as timely.

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Last updated: 7 September 2018

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