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Key dates

The following key dates will help you with applying for a secondary school for year 7 admission in 2021/22.

Transfer process Dates
Online applications open Monday 7 September 2020
Closing date for on-time applications Saturday 31 October 2020
National offer day Monday 1 March 2021
Appeals May to July 2021

7 September 2020 – Application process opens online

You will be able to apply for your child’s secondary school place for entry in 2021/22 from 12:01am on Monday 7 September 2020.

September and October 2020 – Open days / events

Details of all planned secondary open days / events.  Due to COVID-19 some schools will be providing virtual events online rather than a physical open day.

31 October 2020 – Closing date

Deadline for applications is midnight. Missing the deadline will significantly reduce your chances of getting a place at the school you want.

1 March 2021 – National offer day

Offers of school places are sent out for all on-time applications. If you applied online, we will send you an email with your application outcome. Letters will also be sent by second class post.

22 March 2021 - Late applications considered (round 1)

Late applications received between 1 November 2020 and 1 March 2021, will be considered after this date.

30 March 2021 – Deadline to submit an appeal

Deadline to submit an appeal to ensure it is heard in the first round of appeals.  Link to appeals information

9 April 2021 – Late applications considered (round 2)

Late applications received after 1 March 2021 will be considered after this date.

From 30 August 2021 - Your child starts school

If your child was not offered a place in your first preference school, they will remain on waiting lists for any higher preference schools until at least 31 December.

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