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Important dates

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Check the latest school admissions deadlines, and find all the dates you need so that you don’t miss applicatio​n deadlines for school places this year.

Important dates for applications​

​If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020​
​​​Date 
​Step in the application process
30 January 2023​

Application process for starting Nursery in September 2023 begins. Online application service opens.
​27 February 2023
​Closing date for online applications. After this date any new applications will need to be done on paper and will be considered as a late application.
​February to April 2023
​Applications are processed and assessed against the appropriate
Admission Criteria. This also includes checking and verifying the address you have supplied and supporting information you have given us. 
​2 May 2023 ​​
​Offer day. We will send you an email or a letter if you have asked for your offer to be sent by post. Decisions can also be given over the phone after 12pm on the offer day.
​May 2023
Waiting lists are established.​​​
16 May 2023
​Closing date for you to accept or refuse the place we have offered. We reserve the right to withdraw offers that have not been responded to by this date. This is also the closing date for late applications. 

June 2023

​Second round (late) applications processed and assessed.
​July 2023 
​Second round results sent out via post. All following rounds are processed on a monthly basis from now on.​
​September 2023
​Children start nursery.​

​​If your child was bo​rn between 1 September 2020 and 31 March 2021​
​​​Date 
​Step in the application process
​​
5 June 2023

Application process for starting Nursery in Spring to Summer 2024 begins. Online application service opens.​
3 July 2023
​Closing date for online applications. After this date any new applications will need to be done on paper and will be considered as a late application.​​​
​July to September 2023
​Applications are processed and assessed against the appropriate
Admission Criteria. This also includes checking and verifying the address you have supplied and supporting information you have given us.​
2 October 2023
​Offer day. We will send you an email or a letter if you have asked for your offer to be sent by post. Decisions can also be given over the phone after 12pm on the offer day.
​October 2023
​Waiting lists are established.
​16 October 2023
​Closing date for you to accept or refuse the place we have offered. We reserve the right to withdraw offers that have not been responded to by this date. This is also the closing date for late applications. 
​October 2023
​​Second round (late) applications processed and assessed.
​November 2023 
​Second round results sent out via post. All following rounds are processed ​​​on a monthly basis from now on.
​Spring to Summer Term 2024
​Children start nursery.​
If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019​
​​​​​Date 
​​​​Step in the applic​ation process​
14 November 2022​​
​Application process for starting Reception in September 2023 begins.
9 January 2023
​​Closing date for online applications. After this date any new applications will need to be done on paper and will be considered as a late application.​​​
​February to April 2023
​All applications are processed and assessed against the Admission Criteria. We will check and verify your address and any supporting information you have given us.
​17 April 2023
​Offer day. We will send you an email or a letter if you have asked for your offer to be sent by post. Decisions can also be given over the phone after 12pm on the offer day.
​April 2023
​Waiting lists are established.
2 May 2023
​Closing date for you to accept or refuse the place we have offered. We reserve the right to withdraw offers that have not been responded to by this date. This is also the closing date for late applications. 
​May 2023

​Second round (late) applications processed and assessed.
​June 2023
​Second round results sent out via post. All following rounds are processed
on a monthly basis from now on.
​September 2023
​Children start primary school.
​If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012​
​Date ​
​​​​​​​Step in the application process​
​26 September 2022​
​Application process for starting Year 7 in September 2023 begins.
​21 November 2022​
​Closing date for online applications. After this date any new applications will need to be done on paper and will be considered as a late application.​​​​
​December 2022 to February 2023
​All applications are processed and assessed agai​nst the Admission Criteria. We will check and verify your address and any supporting information you have given us.
​1 March 2023
​Offer day. We will send you an email or a letter if you have asked for your offer to be sent by post. Decisions can also be given over the phone after 12pm on the offer day.
​15 March 2023
​Closing date for you to accept or refuse the place we have offered. We reserve the right to withdraw offers that have not been responded to by this date. This is also the closing date for late applications.
March 2023

​Second round (late) applications processed and assessed.
​May 2023
​Second round results sent out via post. All following rounds are processed on a monthly basis from now on. Waiting List positions available.
​September 2023
​Children start secondary school.


​Late applications

It is important that you submit your application on time to improve ​​your chances of getting a place at the school you want.

If you miss the closing date you cannot make a late application online. You will need to complete a late application form on paper. Read information on late applications​ and fill out a form.



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