School Admissions – Lisa Mullis, Coordinated Admissions & Travel Assistance/FSM Manager

Published
14.12.2021

Gloucestershire County Council has the statutory responsibility for the co-ordination of all school offers for those children starting school for the first time in reception, those transferring from an infant to junior school  and those transferring to secondary school in year 7.

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The team has to work to the statutory closing dates and National Offer days laid out in the Schools Admissions Code.

All parents / carers of children have the opportunity of listing up to five preferences on our on-line system before the closing dates, for September 2022 places the dates are:

  • Secondary 31st October 2021
  • Primary 15th January 2022

National Offer Day for when parents / carers will find out which school has been allocated is:

  • Secondary 1st March 2022
  • Primary 19th April 2022

Parents / carers who applied on line will be able to log into the on line system and will be able to view their allocated school on allocation day. For those parents who applied via a paper form will be notified by letter.

Parents / carers will have a week to respond to their offer and can request to go on to waiting lists if they have not received the school/s of their choice. The admissions team will complete a second round of offers after 29th March 2022 for secondary places and after 17th May 2022 for primary places –  if a higher preference school can be offered the original offered school place will be withdrawn.

If after this second round of offers parents/carers who are still unhappy with the school offer will have the opportunity to go through the appeals process and details will be available on our website.  

Summer born deferral

If parents have a child who was born between 1st April – 31st August – i.e. a summer born baby, parents have the right to request to delay entry to reception until the following year if there are concerns about them starting school. We strongly recommend that parents read the policy on summer born deferral that is available, along with some frequently asked questions.

The closing date for applying for deferral is 31st March – however most importantly is that parents still need to submit preferences for a school place by 15th January 2022 – as it is not guaranteed that deferral will be agreed.

Further information

The admissions team is available for advice and guidance and can be contacted on 01452 425407 or email us at school.admissions@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

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