Schools, education and childcare Apply for a secondary school place

How to apply

If your child is starting secondary school for the first time in September 2024 go to apply for a year 7 secondary place for September 2024.

Apply here if you live in Manchester and want to apply for a secondary school place to start anytime.

Read information about applications from UK Crown servants or military families.

We can help children with special educational needs to get the right school place. To find out more see school places for children with special educational needs first.

If you want a place in an independent or private school, contact the school directly.

Follow these steps to apply for a school place:

  1. Find your nearest secondary schools
  2. See how secondary school places are decided
  3. Apply for a place
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