Apply for a school place

How to apply

You can apply for a school place in September online:

  • primary school admissions open on 14 November 2019 and close on 15 January 2020
    • re-opens 17 April 2020 and closes 18 May 2020
  • secondary school admissions open on 9 September 2019 and close on 31 October 2019
    • re-opens 3 March 2020 and closes 31 March 2020

When you apply:

Service personnel and crown servants

You can apply for a school place in advance of a forces move. 

You can apply within the usual deadline for Reception, Year 3 or Year 7. At any other time, you must apply six weeks in advance.

We will use your unit postal or forces housing address to apply a school's oversubscription criteria. You must send us proof of your posting.

We will ask the schools you apply for if they wish to offer you a place, even if they are full.

If none of them can offer a place, we will find you one at the closest school.

Make or amend a school application