Applying for a school place

Once you have narrowed down your list of preferred schools, it’s time to apply for a place.

If you do not have an application form, contact your Local Authority to request one. If you need help with this please contact our Parent Link Service.  They will also be able to discuss local policies, guidance and offer information and support to those recently moved to the area.

Admissions criteria

Before submitting your application, it’s very important to read the school’s admission criteria; different schools have different criteria.

If the school you’re interested in is popular, the admissions criteria will give you a realistic idea of your child’s chances of getting a place there. (This criteria should be found in the school’s prospectus or by contacting the Local Authority).