Online school applications

How to apply for a school place online.

Applying for a school place online is simple, fast and secure. Make sure that you have read all the advice and information before you start.

From the 16 April the outcome of application for primary, infant and junior schools will be available online.


A guide to online school applications

The video below briefly takes you through applying online.

A guide to online School applications

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Title: A guide to online School applications

applying online is easy, convenient and secure


Getting Started

Before you fill in an application form online we recommend that you visit the school you want your child to attend.

You can do this by contacting the school directly to arrange an appointment

When you apply for a school place you will need the following:

Your childs date of birth

The names of the schools you wish to apply for. We highly recommend that you select 3 preferences

An email address in order to receive a response and

Your unique identifier number. This can be found in the letter we sent you

If you don’t have the unique identifier number you can still submit your online application

How to complete the online form

Go to click online applications and then apply online.

Before you start your online application you will need to register.
Do this by clicking on register now button and then enter your personal details.

When you register your password must contain at least 6 characters 2 of which must be numbers.

When you have completed the registration process we will send you an acknowledgment email.

Once you have registered you can log in using your email address and password.

and now that you have logged in you can start to make a new application for a school place.

Click the new application link and start to complete the form.

You can save your application and return to complete it at any time up to the admission deadline.

Once you are happy that all the information is correct press submit.

You can even edit a submitted application but you must then resubmit the form.


After you have applied what happens next

Once you have submitted your application we will process it and will contact you with an offer of a school place.

You will receive a letter and an email providing you with information on how to accept or reject the offer.

You can accept or reject your place online.
All dates and deadlines can be found on our School Admissions webpages at

If you are not offered the school that you wanted you can place your child on a waiting list.

We strongly advise that you accept the place we have offered to ensure your child has a school to go to in September.

If your child has special circumstances such as a statement of special educational needs then please read the information on our website.

Remember applying online is easy, convenient and secure.

Reviewing an application

You do not need to complete the application process in one go. The online admissions system saves at each stage of your application so when a new screen is loaded you returned to later for completion. To complete a previous application click on the 'View or Edit Existing Applications' button. You will be taken to the existing applications page showing you a list of applications you have previously started and/or completed.

If you edit an application that you have already submitted, you must re-submit the application.

Voluntary aided schools, foundation schools and academies

Some voluntary aided, foundation and academies require supplementary information. This should be obtain from the school and used in addition to your online application.

Online admissions FAQs

Frequently asked questions and answers about applying online for a school place.

Late applications

If you did not apply in time and have not yet made an application you will need to complete a paper application as soon as possible. You should also explain why you were unable to make the application on-time.

Last reviewed
16 January 2013
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