This page explains how you will find out if you have been offered a school place, and how to accept the place.
When will I know if my child has a place?
You will receive a letter from the Admissions team offering you a school place; the letter will be posted on the following dates:
You will also be sent an email on the above dates if you have opted for this service.
You can also check online what school place you have been offered, using the Online Admissions system. You will need to use the same log-in details that you used when making your application online.
Your offer of a school place
The Admissions Team will make you one offer of a school place. This will be the highest of your stated preferences that is available.
Any child who remains unplaced after all preferences have been processed (either because it was not possible to allocate them a place at one of their preferred schools or because their parents did not complete an application form) will be allocated a place at their catchment school, if spaces are still available.
If there are no spaces available at their catchment school, they will be allocated a place at the nearest community school to their home address with spaces available or the nearest own admission authority school which is prepared to offer a place.
How do I accept a school place?
You will be sent a reply slip with your offer letter, asking you to accept the place offered within 15 days. This must be returned to the Admissions Team by the due date or your place may be withdrawn and offered to another child.
If you are unhappy with the school place offered
If you are not offered a place at a school you wanted, you will be given reasons why a place could not be allocated and you have the right to make a formal appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel.
Details of how to appeal will be included in the decision letter you receive, and further details are available on our appeals page. The decision of the Independent Appeal Panel is final and binding on both the Admission Authority and the applicant.
For more information on the how school places are offered, please see our frequently asked questions below.