The school place offer

The Admissions team will make you one offer of a school place after they have processed your application. This will be the highest of your stated preferences that is available.

Offers will be sent by post and email on:

  • 1 March 2018 for secondary school places
  • 16 April 2018 for infant, primary and junior school places.

You can view the offer by logging back in to the Citizen Portal.

Accepting the offer of a school place

You must return the acceptance slip to the Admissions team within 14 days or your place may be withdrawn and offered to another child.

If you are unhappy with the school place offered

You will be given reasons why a place could not be allocated at your chosen schools. You will have the right to make a formal appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel.
The decision letter will also include details of how to appeal. The decision of the Independent Appeal Panel is final and binding on both the admission authority and the applicant.

If your child was not offered a place at your preferred school

If we couldn't allocate your child a place at one of your preferred schools, or because you did not complete an application form, they will be allocated a place at your catchment school, if a space is available.

If there are no spaces available at the catchment school, your child 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.