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 2023.

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

  2. The documents and information you will need before you apply. 

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

  4. Find out more about:

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