Starting secondary school
Information for parents and carers of children transferring from primary or junior school (Year 6) to secondary school (Year 7), starting in autumn 2021.
For children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010.
Before you apply
Before submitting your application, it is important to find out as much information you can about the secondary schools in your area as well as any secondary schools you are thinking of applying for, to ensure you make the right choice for your child.
- Key dates
- Secondary school open events
- Before you apply
- Admissions criteria
- How we process your application
- Apply for a secondary school place
- School place offers
Closing date - midnight on Saturday 31 October 2020
All applications received after this date are treated as late and will be dealt with after those received on time and you are less likely to be offered a place at your preferred schools. You will be able to make a late application for a secondary school place from 9am on Monday 2 November 2020.
If you wish to apply for a school place starting now then please complete an in-year admission application.
Brook Mead Academy
Brook Mead Academy is a new free school opening in September 2021 for 240 Year 7 pupils. The new school aims to provide a strong and supportive academic curriculum.
Admissions will be from across the whole city. The school will grow organically each year to a full capacity of 1500, with year groups of 300 from 2023. The school will be situated in the west of the city, having secured a large site on the corner of Fosse Road North and Groby Road. This means the school will benefit from excellent transport links across the city and county. While the permanent school is built, Brook Mead has been able to secure high quality temporary accommodation on the existing Castle Mead site in the heart of the city near the Highcross shopping complex. The founding group of year 7 students will be able to shape the design of their new building and see it come to life over the next two years.
For more information please visit the Brook Mead Academy website.