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Apply for a secondary school place

The deadline for applying for secondary school places for September 2020 has now passed.

Secondary school places 2020/21

The deadline for applying for September 2020 secondary school places was midnight on 31 October 2019. An offer of a school place will be sent to parents and carers on 2 March 2020.

If you haven't applied for a secondary place for September 2020, you can still make a late application by completing the Icon for pdf Secondary school application form 2020 (PDF, 246.1kb) .

Please note - applications received by the deadline of 31 October 2019 are considered first, a late application greatly reduces your chances of getting into your preferred school.

Primary and Secondary School Admission Guide

Our  Icon for pdf Primary and Secondary School Admission Guide 2020/2021 (PDF, 1.5mb)  explains everything you need to know about obtaining a school place for your child. 

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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