Transfer to Secondary School

Transfer to Secondary School 2018

Key Dates

From 1st June 2017 to 4pm on 30th June  2017

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


Please see our Secondary School Guidance Booklet 2018/19 for more information.

2018/19 Paper Common Application forms will be available from September 2017.

Transfer to Secondary School 2017

Late Applications

You are still able to apply for a school place or request an alternative school place. In order to do this:-

Please complete the waiting list common application form.

Alternatively please send an Email to

In your email you must include the following information:-

  • Your child’s name
  • Your child’s Date of Birth
  • Your child’s address
  • If you have already been offered a school place can you please confirm whether or not you are accepting or declining the school place offered. Please name the school.
  • The list of schools that you want to be placed on the waiting list for, in order of preference.

Where places are available or become available in a school we will continue to allocate places for secondary school transfers on a regular basis. Please see below:-

  • Thursday 13th April 2017 and then every Friday up to 19th May 2017. Notification letters will be posted, second class, on these dates.
  • Thereafter we will allocate available places daily upon receipt of applications up until mid July when you will need to apply using the in-year process. See link below.

If you have been unsuccessful in gaining a place at your preferred school/s you can contact us to find out your child’s position on any waiting list.

If you wish to make an appeal for a place at your preferred school/s you should contact the school’s direct for the necessary paperwork.

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

Transfer to a UTC September 2017

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

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.

Busting the myths about applying for secondary school places

Put your preferences in your true preference order. If we cannot offer your first preference, your second preference becomes your first and so on.

If a grammar school is your true preference then list it first. You will not lose your place at your local school if you do not put it first.

If you only put one choice, or list the same choice four times, this does not mean we have to give you the place. All places are offered according to the schools over subscription criteria.

If your application is late, or you do not apply, you will be offered a place at the nearest school to your home address that has space available. This may not be your nearest school, or a school of your choosing, and you may be responsible for transport costs.

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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