Secondary or high school admissions

Anyone who pays their council tax to us can use our application system to apply for a place for their child at a secondary school in the city. If you pay your council tax to a different council, please use their application system.

Apply for a secondary or high school place

We will send out emails and letters about places on March 1, to let you know whether or not your application has been successful. 

If you are applying for your child to change school part way through the year, because you have moved or want your child to move to a different school, talk to your child's current school and the school you would like them to move to.

You must apply directly to the school you want your child to move to. If they do not have a place for your child, you can approach another school. We will send you a letter confirming the refusal and explaining how you can appeal the decision.