Guide to moving up to secondary school

Last updated: 10 August 2021

If you miss the applications deadline

If you have missed the application deadline and still need to apply for a secondary school place for Year 7 in September 2022, you'll need to submit a late application.

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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 2021 and you have included independent professional evidence which we agree shows why you could not apply on time.

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.

Please also see Moving home section if you are a Service or Crown Servant family. If we receive your application and supporting evidence by 29 January 2022, we will treat your application as timely.

Key admissions dates
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 October 2021

N/A

Yes

1 March 2022

By 18 November 2021

Yes - Evidence included and agreed

Yes

1 March 2022

By 18 November 2021

Yes - Evidence included and not agreed

No

1 March 2022

By 18 November 2021

No

No

1 March 2022

By 31 December

N/A

No

1 March 2022

From January 2022, see our information about later allocation rounds.