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Apply for a secondary school

Transfer from Primary to Secondary School & Middle to High School 2019


Key Dates

From noon 1st June 2018 to noon on 30th June  2018

Online registration period for Grammar Entrance Test

(Please refer to a Grammar School website for the registration link.)

September 2018

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

From 3rd September 2018 to 31st October 2018

Online Secondary/High School transfer application facility open

Saturday 15th September 2018

Grammar Entrance Test Day

By Friday 12th October 2018

Grammar Test results sent to parents

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Closing date for school applications

Friday 1st March 2019

Allocation Day

By Midnight Friday 8th March 2019

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

After Friday 29th March 2019

Outcome of waiting list requests

By Midnight Friday 5th April 2019

Closing date for return of reply forms

May 2019 to July 2019



Please see our Secondary School Guidance Booklet 2019/20 for more information.

2019/20 Paper Common Application forms and the Secondary 2019/20 Information booklet will be available from September 2018.


Transfer to a UTC September 2019

For information and to apply for a place at SGS Berkeley Green UTC please visit their website www.berkeleygreenutc.org.uk.

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.


Transfer to Secondary School 2018

Late Applications:

You are still able to apply for a school place or request an alternative school place for September 2018. In order to do this:-

Please complete the Waiting List Common Application Form

Alternatively please send an Email to school.admissions@gloucestershire.gov.uk


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.
  • Your contact details


Where places are available or become available in a school we will continue to allocate places. 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 directly for the necessary paperwork.

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


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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