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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 2020

DateStage in application process
12 September 2019Applications open
15 January 2020Closing date for applications
16 April 2020Offers made
30 April 2020Deadline for parents to accept the offer of a school place
From 7 May 2020You can ask for your child's name to be added to a school waiting list for the 2020/2021 academic year

Timetable for applying for secondary school places for September 2020

DateStage in application process
12 September 2019Applications open
31 October 2019Closing date for applications
2 March 2020Offers made
16 March 2020Deadline for parents to accept the offer of a school place
From 24 March 2020You can ask for your child's name to be added to a school waiting list for the 2020/2021 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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