Apply for a secondary school place: step by step

This step-by-step process is for parents of children applying to start secondary school in September 2024

  1. Find secondary schools near you

    You can find out more about schools near you using our directory, school websites, or the yearly prospectus.

  2. What you need to complete your application form

    The documents and information you will need before you apply. 

  3. Apply through eAdmissions

    Applications for school places are made through a national service called eAdmissions.

  4. After you apply

    Find out more about:

    • accepting an offer
    • waiting lists
    • changing your preferences
    • appeals