The School Admissions Self Service is designed to provide key information and guidance 24/7 assisting parents and the Council in what is a very challenging period.  Recognising that support is critical and the time lines are limited, Self Service can be bespoke to your exact specifications.  The service will handle most enquiries and some examples of the help and guidance provided are as follows:

  • How to apply or accept an offer for a school place,
  • If you have a query with an application you have already submitted
  • School waiting lists
  • Received an offer for a school that was not your preferred choice
  • Appeal process
  • Admission closing dates
  • Find schools in your local area
  • Free school meals, School transport or School term dates


Key dates for Admission in 2016


Application round opens Closing date for applications Notification date for on-time applicants
Starting School (Year R) 01 November 2015 15 January 2016 18 April 2016
Transfer to Junior school (Year 3) 01 November 2015 15 January 2016 18 April 2016
Transfer to secondary school (Year 7) 14 September 2015 31 October 2015 1 March 2016
Applying for a place in another year group Parents to submit applications before 6 June 2016 Schools will consider applications from 6 June 2016 6 June 2016 onwards