Schools, education and childcare Apply for a year 7 secondary place for September 2025

Find your nearest secondary schools

Find a secondary school, and get information about it: the type of school, contact details, number of places, faith, website, and admission rules.

Download our secondary schools index

Some schools have arranged open evenings to help parents and pupils find out more about the school.

Schools are described as:

  • 'Community schools' use the Council's admissions rules to decide who gets a place, and aren't influenced by religious or other groups.
  • 'Foundation schools' have more freedom to change the way they do things compared to community schools.
  • 'Academy schools' are run by a governing body, independent of the Council, and can follow a different curriculum.
  • 'Voluntary aided schools' are faith schools, with significant funding from their church.

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