Apply for a secondary school

Transfer to secondary school or middle to high school for September 2018

The online transfer application service is now open. Click 'apply here' to open the portal. Please read the instructions on the welcome page and start the process.

Apply here

The online service will be available until midnight on the closing date 31 October 2017. This is our preferred method but if you are unable to apply online please download a paper application form and return it to our offices by the closing date of 31 October 2017:

Important: Please read the admissions booklet for 2018/19 (on the right) which has essential information about our admissions procedures and policies.

Key Dates

From 1st June 2017 to 4pm on 30th June  2017 (Now Closed)

Online registration period for Grammar Entrance Test

September 2017

Letters sent out explaining how to apply for School/Academy places

From 4th September 2017 to 31st October 2017

Online Secondary/High School transfer application facility open

Saturday 16th September 2017

Grammar Entrance Test Day

By Thursday 12th October 2017

Grammar Test results sent to parents

Tuesday 31st October 2017

Closing date for school applications

Thursday 1st March 2018

Allocation Day

Thursday 8th March 2018

Closing date to return reply form accepting the School/Academy place or requesting to be put on waiting list/s

After Friday 30th March 2018

Outcome of waiting list requests

Friday 6th April 2018

Closing date for return of reply forms

May 2018 to July 2018




Out of county

If you live in Gloucestershire and are applying for an out of county school you will still need to apply to Gloucestershire School Admissions.

If you live in another county you will need to apply to your own authority requesting a Gloucestershire school.. Please note that we will not consider your request or offer a school place unless we receive an application from your own authority.

Please read the secondary Information and guidance booklets (on the right)  for further information.

For Information and guidance regarding Middle to High School transfer please visit the relevant authority's website.


Transfer to a UTC September 2018


For information and to apply for a place at SGS Berkeley Green UTC please visit their website


For information regarding UTC's outside Gloucestershire please visit the websites for these establishments and follow the procedures outlined in their policies. If you need to apply to your own local authority please contact Co-ordinated Admissions for the relevant form.


Applying for a school place during the school year (in year applications)


To apply for a school place if you move to the area during the school year or your child needs to move school for other reasons go to our in-year admissions page.



Need help?


We cannot make decisions for you or recommend a particular school but we can guide and advise you about: school admissions policies, facilities, pupil numbers etc. We can also help you fill in the application forms. Contact Co-ordinated Admissions with your enquiry.



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