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Secondary school admissions

Secondary school admissions September 2018

If your child is in Year 6 and was born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007 (inclusive), they must attend a secondary school in September 2018 unless you decide to educate your child at home.

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. Don’t be late – the closing date for submission of your application is 31 October 2017.

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Admission to secondary school booklet

The information contained in the secondary admission booklet and on this website is intended to help you in the initial stages of the application to secondary school process. We strongly advise you to read through the information in this booklet before applying for a school place.

You can find your nearest secondary school on the GOV.UK website.

Once you have read the relevant information in the secondary admission booklet please either apply online  or download a paper application form, complete and return to:

South Gloucestershire Council
Department for Children, Adults and Health
Admissions and Transport Team
PO Box 1955
BS37 0DE

Apply online

The online application process for Year 7 and Year 10 applications for September 2018 closed on 31 October 2017. Applications for secondary transfer and year 10 admissions can be made by completing a paper application form available here.

Applications received after the closing date will be dealt with as late applications and will be considered after 1 March 2018.


Advice on choosing a school

We provide impartial advice, support and information about choosing a secondary school.

Remember there is no substitute for visiting any school that you are considering. We suggest that you visit potential schools before making your preferences as there are many things to consider such as travel arrangements.

Receiving your offer – Secondary school admissions September 2018

The closing date for all applications is 31 October 2017. If you miss this date your application will be ‘late’ and you will reduce the likelihood of receiving an offer at one of your preferred schools.

Offers of a secondary school place made to parents/carers resident in South Gloucestershire will be on 1 March 2018.

Parents/carers must reply to offers made by 15 March 2018.




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