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Applications open for 2020/21 school year

Published September 12, 2019 12.00am


You can now apply for September 2020 primary and secondary school places.

Go to Apply for a primary school place or  to apply for school places.

Apply for primary school places

For children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, you need to complete an application, stating which primary school you would like your child to attend.

You still need to apply even if you have an older child attending the same school. You must also complete an application form for older children wishing to attend a junior school from September 2020.

Go to Apply for a primary school place to apply - the deadline for applications for primary and junior schools is midnight on Wednesday, 15 January 2020.

Apply for secondary school places

For children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009, you need to complete an application, stating which secondary school you would like your child to attend.

Go to  to apply - the deadline for secondary school applications is midnight on Thursday 31 October 2019.

Apply by the deadline

Graeme Plews, school places and admissions manager, said: "We strongly encourage parents to apply in good time, and online if possible, to reduce the number of late applications and to help parents get their preferred school."

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