School admissions

School admissions code and appeals code. Applications, deadlines, appeals and complaints. Guidance on summer-born children.


  1. Apply for a primary school place

    Apply for a state primary school place through your local council

  2. Schools admissions

    Get a place for your child at a primary or secondary school - applications, deadlines, admission criteria, appeals and complaints

  3. Apply for a secondary school place

    Apply for a state secondary school place through your local council

  4. In-year variation for admissions

    Request for a variation in admission arrangements during the September 2018 to 2019 academic year.

  5. Objection to school admission arrangements

    Form required to object to the schools adjudicator regarding a school's admission arrangements.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. School admissions code
  2. Schools admissions: applications from overseas children
  3. Summer-born children: school admission
  4. School admissions appeals code
  5. Academy admissions
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News and communications

  1. Holbeach Primary School
  2. Buxton School
  3. St Aloysius Catholic Primary School
  4. Archbishop Blanch School
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Research and statistics

  1. Secondary and primary school application and offers: 2018
  2. Admissions appeals in England: academic year 2017 to 2018
  3. Secondary school choice and selection: national preferences data
  4. National pupil projections: July 2018
  5. National pupil projections: July 2017
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Funding for school admission appeals
  2. Changes to the school admissions code
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Academies admissions appeals review: 2015
  2. Academies admissions appeals review: 2014
  3. Academies admissions appeals review: 2013
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