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Secondary school admissions

Secondary school admissions September 2020

If your child is in Year 6 and was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 (inclusive), they must attend a secondary school in September 2020 unless you decide to educate your child at home.

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 2019

For more information on receiving your offer, please see our Secondary Admissions Guidance below:

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).

Start reading

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 our school finder webpages.

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

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

Apply for a school place

Applications received after the closing date will be dealt with as late applications and will be considered after 2 March 2020.

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 2020

The closing date for all applications is 31 October 2019. 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.

Offer of a secondary school place made to parents/carers resident in South Gloucestershire will be on 2 March 2020.

Parents/carers must reply to offers made by 16 March 2020.

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