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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Secondary school places

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent or carer for your child. The guidance on these pages is designed to help you to apply for a school place.

If your child's birthday falls between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 your child will start Year 7 at a secondary school in September 2024.

You must apply for a school place as there is no automatic transfer from primary school to secondary school.

The closing date to apply for a secondary school place for September 2024 is midnight on Tuesday 31 October 2023.