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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 2017 and 31 August 2018​
​​​Date 
​Step in the application process
18 January 2021

Application process for starting Nursery in September 2021 begins. Online application service opens.
​22 February 2021
​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 2021
​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. 
​26 April 2021 ​​
​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 2021
Waiting lists are established.​​​
10 May 2021
​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. 
​11 May 2021​

​Second round (late) applications processed and assessed.
​June 2021 
​Second round results sent out via post. All following rounds are processed on a monthly basis from now on.
​September 2021
​Children start nursery.​

​​If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 March 2019​
​​​Date 
​Step in the application process
​​
7 June 2021

Application process for starting Nursery in Spring/Summer 2022 begins. Online application service opens.​
​5 July 2021
​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 2021​​
​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.​
​4 October 2021
​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 2021
​Waiting lists are established.
​18 October 2021
​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. 
​19 October 2021
​​Second round (late) applications processed and assessed.
​November 2021 
​Second round results sent out via post. All following rounds are processed ​​on a monthly basis from now on.
​Spring / Summer Term 2022​
​Children start nursery.​
Key dates for primary admissions
​​​​​Date 
​​​Step in the applic​ation process​
16 November 2020​​
​Application process for starting Reception in September 2021 begins.
11 January 2021
​​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 2021
​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.
​16 April 2021
​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 2021
​Waiting lists are established.
​5 May 2021
​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 2021

​Second round (late) applications processed and assessed.
​June 2021
​Second round results sent out via post. All following rounds are processed
on a monthly basis from now on.
​September 2021
​Children start primary school.
​Key dates for secondary admissions​
​Date ​
​​​​​​​Step in the application process​
​28 September 2020​
​Application process for starting Year 7 in September 2021 begins.
​23 November 2020​
​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 2020 - February 2021
​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.
​1 March 2021
​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 2021
​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 2021

​Second round (late) applications processed and assessed.
​May 2021
​Second round results sent out via post. All following rounds are processed on a monthly basis from now on. Waiting List positions available.
​September 2021
​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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