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School places - important dates


A summary of the key dates in the primary and secondary school place application process.

Timetable for applying for primary school places for September 2021

DateStage in application process
14 September 2020Applications open
15 January 2021Closing date for applications
16 April 2021Offers made
30 April 2021Deadline for parents to accept the offer of a school place
From 7 May 2021You can ask for your child's name to be added to a school waiting list for the 2021/2022 academic year

Timetable for applying for secondary school places for September 2021

DateStage in application process
14 September 2020Applications open
31 October 2020Closing date for applications
1 March 2021Offers made
15 March 2021Deadline for parents to accept the offer of a school place
From 23 March 2021You can ask for your child's name to be added to a school waiting list for the 2021/2022 academic year
Contact us
School places and admissions
03000 265 896
Our address is:
  • School Places and Admissions
  • Children and Young People's Services
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UJ
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