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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 2018

DateStage in application process
12 September 2017Applications open
15 January 2018Closing date for applications
16 April 2018Offers made
30 April 2018Deadline for parents to accept the offer of a school place
From 9 May 2018You can ask for your child's name to be added to a school waiting list for the 2018/2019 academic year

Timetable for applying for secondary school places for September 2018

DateStage in application process
12 September 2017Applications open
31 October 2017Closing date for applications
1 March 2018Offers made
15 March 2018Deadline for parents to accept the offer of a school place
From 23 March 2018You can ask for your child's name to be added to a school waiting list for the 2018/2019 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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