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Apply online for a school place

Online applicants are now able to login and view the outcome of their application for a secondary school place, and have been notified by email unless otherwise specified at the time of application. The online system has a “forgotten password” option. You can now also apply for free school meals online within the council’s Citizen Portal. Applicants who applied using the paper application form have been notified by letter posted 1st class on 1 March 2017. We are unable to inform parents/carers of the offer by telephone. Remember to reply to offers made by 15 March 2017.

Check your secondary school application outcome (available from 1 March 2017)

Reception, Year 7 or Year 10* places for September 2017

It is very important that you read the appropriate admissions booklet before making an application, including considering how your child will travel to their preferred school(s).

Admission to primary schools in South Gloucestershire

Selecting the school you would prefer your child to attend is an important decision. The information in this booklet is intended to help you in making that decision

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Admission to secondary schools in South Gloucestershire

Selecting the school you would prefer your child to attend is an important decision. The information in this booklet is intended to help you in making that decision

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* Refers to admission to schools which have first admission at Year 10 – for example the Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy, Digitech Studio School, University Technical College, Bath Studio School and North Somerset Engineering & Technical College.

Apply for a school place

Register and apply for a school place online

This online application is only for starting primary or secondary school for the first time at the beginning of the academic year i.e. reception class primary or year seven secondary. (If your child is starting school at any other time please go to the ‘In year school admissions’ page

  • register your details along with a valid email address
  • click on the link ‘Apply for a school place’ (only available in September and October for secondary applications and September through to January for reception year applications)
  • the first screen you will see has blue text that says ‘Register’ click the link. You will be asked to complete security details, such as email and password. Click Next. You will be asked to complete parent/carer name and gender. Click Next. Then you will need to provide your parent/carer contact details. Click submit. An email will be sent to you that contains a link. Click this link. Return to the login screen and enter your email and password.
  • once you have successfully registered you can enter your log in details on the homepage you will see a page called ‘Apply for a school place’
  • you can now continue to complete the application form.  A guide is available for you.
  • year 6 pupils who live and go to school in South Gloucestershire should receive a letter, from their current school, before 5 September with their UID number.  This can be used to assist the online application.

Help with the online admission form

Council Tax reference number

It is NOT necessary to complete this information

Password not accepted

If you are having difficulties getting our system to accept your password and/or e-mail address, please read the following tips before contacting us. Passwords are cAsE sensitive. Also be careful not to confuse for example the figure “1” with a lower case “l”, the figure “0” with the letter “O”. Ensure you provide the same e-mail address that you registered with.

Lost/forgotten password

If you need to retrieve your password, click the link “Forgotten Password” link below the password box on the Admissions Online homepage.  You will be asked to enter the e-mail address and mother’s maiden name as entered in your registration. Your password will be emailed to this email address.

My preferred school is not showing up when I enter the name and click search

Try entering just a few letters of the school name, e.g. han for Hanham Woods Academy, or hel for St Helens and then click the search button.

Do I need to complete a paper application form as well as the online form?

You should not complete a paper form as well. Duplicate forms can cause delays in the application process as additional checks need to be made. Where duplicates are received, the most recently received on time application will be the one processed and any previous applications withdrawn. You may need to complete an additional supplementary form if you apply for a voluntary aided (church) school or foundation school to allow the governors to consider your application in accordance with their admission criteria.

Can I change the details on my application form?

You can edit any of the details on the online application form right up until the closing date for secondary transfer and reception class admissions. * If you do this, do not forget to re-submit your form. *

I am moving house, what should I do?

The application form should be completed showing the address as at the time of application.

If you move in the time between first completing the form and the closing date, resubmit your application giving the new address.

If you move after the closing date, contact our Admissions and Transport Team in writing giving details of your new address so that we can contact you at the correct address. It is the address of the child as at the closing date that determines the priority given to the application for the first round of allocations.

 How will I learn of the outcome of my application?

You will be able to view the outcome of your application by logging on to the website using your password on or after the relevant offer date.

A letter giving further details of the offer of a school place will only be sent to those applicants who have not been offered their highest preference and those applicants who have indicated that they wish to receive their offer by 1st class post on the relevant offer date. We cannot respond to telephone enquiries about the school offered until one week after the offer date.

Please note that you will only be able to view the outcome of your application online if you have applied online. If you apply by paper application form, you will not be able to view information online.


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