Phone lines

Due to the current COVID‑19 situation, there will be a reduced team working available to answer phone calls. Please try and email us with any queries and we will reply as soon as possible. Staff will be available to support you during this process but please bear with us during these difficult times.

Please email the team who will be able to respond to your query as soon as possible

Transfer to Secondary School or from Middle to High School September 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the School Admissions Team have to adapt to working within the strict guidelines set by the government so there will be a reduced team available to answer phone calls. Please try to email us at with any queries, and we will reply as soon as possible. Staff will be available to support you during the current lockdown but please be patient with us during these difficult times.

The online offers for transfer to Secondary School and Middle to High School for September 2021 are now available to view on the family portal.

You should also receive an email or letter advising you of your child’s school allocation. If you applied late or using a paper application form, you will be notified by letter.

Please login to your online account to check your allocation and respond to any offer made.

If you are aware of your child’s allocated school but do not have a family portal account or are having problems accessing your account, please complete the online secondary reply form.

If you are:

  • A Gloucestershire resident applying for the first time
  • An Out of County applicant requiring a Gloucestershire School (even if you have previously applied but want your child’s name added to a waiting list)

Please complete the Waiting List Common Application Form.

Grammar Test Information

  • The Entrance test and the Late Entrance test for the grammar schools have both been sat and therefore if your child has not sat either test, you cannot apply for a grammar school place
    Please speak with the grammar school/s of your choice to enquire if there are any options
  • If your child has previously taken the test but you did not request the test score to be shared with other schools, you can now do so by listing the school/s on your reply form
  • If your child has previously taken the test but did not achieve a qualifying score, you cannot request to be on the waiting list for the grammar school. However, you do have the right to appeal.
    To submit an appeal for a grammar school, please contact the school/s directly for their appeal forms

Key dates

Monday 1 March 2021 Allocation Day
After Monday 29 March 2021 Outcome of waiting list requests
Wednesday 7 April 2021 Closing date for the return of reply forms
May 2021 to July 2021 Appeals - Please contact the schools directly for their appeals forms. Full details of the appeals timeline can be found on individual school websites

Transfer to a UTC September 2021

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.

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.

Contact us

If you have not managed to find an answer to your question in the information above or in the School Admissions Guidance Booklet 2021, contact the Co-ordinated Admissions Team.


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