Junior school offers for September 2023 are now available.
If you applied online, you will be able to see the offer in your admissions account online. We will also send you the offer by email on 17 April 2023.
If you completed a paper application form, we have sent your school offer by post. We sent offer letters by second-class post on 17 April 2023.
When you get your school offer
We will tell the headteacher of the school that your child has a place. The school will contact you with further information.
The first day of autumn term 2023 is Wednesday 6 September. Your child should go to school on that day unless the school tells you otherwise.
If you have not been offered a place at one of your preferred schools
If we were unable to offer your child a place at one of your preferred schools, we have offered a place at an alternative school. This will be at the nearest school to your home address with an available place.
If we haven’t offered your child a place at one of your preferred schools, we will add their name to a waiting list for that school in case a place becomes available. We will keep their name on that waiting list until 31 December 2023.
Appealing the decision
You have the right to appeal the decision if we have not offered your child a place at one of your preferred schools.
Junior schools are for 7 to 11-year-olds (years 3 to 6).
Your child is due to transfer to junior school when they are in their last year (year 2) at infant school.
You need to apply for a junior school place for September 2023 if:
Your child currently goes to an infant school, and
They were born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016
If your child goes to a primary school
Primary schools are for 4 to 11-year-olds (reception to year 6).
Children in year 2 at a primary school are not ‘due to transfer’ to a junior school. This means you do not need to apply for transfer to junior school if you want your child to continue going to the same primary school in year 3.
You can still apply for transfer to junior school if your child is in year 2 at a primary school. Your application will be given lower priority than applications from children at infant schools – even if you live in the catchment area for the school.