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Secondary school admissions

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​C​hildren start secondary school in the September after their eleventh birthday. Parents of pupils in year 6 at a Cardiff Primary School will receive detail​s of the application process.​

You can apply for all community secondary schools through our online admissions system.​​

We run coordinated admissions for The Bishop of Llandaff CiW High School, Mary Immaculate High School, St Teilo’s CiW High School, Corpus Christi R.C High School and Whitchurch High School. For a place at these schools you can apply through our online admissions system.

For a place at St Illtyd’s Catholic High School you will need to apply directly to the school. View a list of faith schools in Cardiff (545kb PDF).

If you have missed the application date

Applications have closed. If you have missed the deadline to apply for a place starting in September 2024, please complete a late application.

Complete a late application form​ ​

For more information on admissions please read the school adm​issions booklet (6.7mb PDF)​.​​​​​​​​​

​​ ​​Login to the School Applications system

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The application process

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013
​Date ​
​​​​​​​​Step in the application process​
​Monday 25 September 2023
​Application pro​cess for starting Year 7 in September 2024 begins.
Monday ​20 November 2023
​Closing date for online applications. After this date, you will need to complete a late application.  
​December 2023 - February 2024
​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.
​Friday 1 March 2024
​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.
Friday ​15 March 2024
​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.
April 2024
​Second round (late) applications processed and assessed.
​May 2024
​Second round results sent out via post. All following rounds are processed on a monthly basis from now on. Waiting List positions available.
​September 2024
​Children start secondary school.​

​Coordinated Admissions

You can apply for the following Faith and Foundation schools:

  • Whitchurch High School, 
  • St Teilo’s CiW High School, 
  • Corpus Christi RC High School, 
  • The Bishop of Llandaff CiW High School, and 
  • Mary Immaculate High School

Please note that for applications to Corpus Christi RC High School, Mary Immaculate High School, St Teilo's CiW High School and The Bishop of Llandaff CiW High School, you must also complete a Supplementary Form which is available direct from the school.​

​Contact us

If you have a question or would like more information, please contact us online:

​​​​​​Or call C2C on 029 2087 2087.​​

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