Schools, education and childcare School waiting lists

If you don’t get a place at your preferred school we put you on the waiting list. We’ll tell you if a place comes up. Meanwhile we offer you another of your preferences if there’s space. Otherwise we offer the nearest school to your home with places.

We only keep children on a waiting list for one term. For instance children who applied for September will be taken off at Christmas. You will need to reapply for the following term.

We give all children a category and places go to those waiting in category one first, then category two and so on.

Find out the categories for:

Some schools apply their own rules too. But we will tell you when a place comes up.

See how places are decided for primary schools and secondary schools.

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