Apply for secondary school


  • National offer day is Friday 1 March 2019
  • offer emails are sent in the evening on 1 March 2019
  • the online application system is updated with offers and applicants can respond from the evening of 1 March 2019.


Responding to offers (accepting/rejecting)

  • respond to offers by 15 March 2019
  • online applicants must respond to the offer online by logging into the e-admissions website using their email address or username and their password
  • we strongly advise applicants to accept the place offered. Accepting the offer secures the school for your child, so you have a back up, in case you’re unsuccessful in the second or third rounds or your appeal is not upheld
  • accepting the place does not affect your waiting list position or appeals
  • if you do not accept the offer the place may be offered to another applicant, and subsequent offers may be further away from your home.


Further Offers

  • after National offer day we continue to process applications and make offers on behalf of schools until the end of August 2019. Schools do not offer places directly.
  • two additional rounds of offers will be sent out according to the timetable below
  • all late applicants will be offered a place in the second and third round.


 Second RoundThird round

Last date for changes to be included in the round
(e.g. changed address /  preferences)

15 March 2019 3 May 2019

Offers will be sent by first class post to successful
applicant only

Week ending
29 March 2019
Week ending
24 May 2019

Successful applicants must respond by this date

5 April 2019 31 May 2019