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Important dates for secondary school admissions

Important dates for the admission process for children starting secondary school in September 2024.


  • Schools open for visits: September/October 2023 (please check on school websites for up to date open day/evening information)
  • Applications open (apply online): Friday 1 September 2023
  • Closing date for applications: Tuesday 31 October 2023 (we recommend that you submit your online application by Tuesday 24 October 2023)
  • Closing date for supplementary forms (if required) to be returned to the school directly: Tuesday 31 October 2023


  • Results for on time applications: Friday 1 March 2024 (you will get an email in the evening telling you where your child has been offered a place)
  • Deadline for accepting your offer: Friday 15 March 2024 (If you applied via the eAdmissions website you must accept the offer online - you should keep a record of your login details)


  • Closing date for appeals for community schools in the borough: TBC (admissions authorities of other schools may set the same or a later deadline)
  • Appeal hearings: June/July 2024 (if you submit an appeal after TBC, it may not be heard until the start of the academic year in September 2024)


Secondary School Admissions and Appeals