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
Maintenance: online maps

We will be working on systems which will affect online maps between 10pm on Saturday 16 January and 6am Sunday 17 January 2021.
Maps may not be available or some of the information on them may be missing or out of date.

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

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 application facility is now closed.

All applications submitted now will be classed as late. To submit a late application, you can download a late paper application form in the related documents column and return this to us. Alternatively, you can either send an email to

This email link should open a formatted email for you to complete. If the email is blank use this template:

Child's full name:

Child's date of birth:

Child's permanent home address:

School preferences (in the order you wish for them to be considered - you are allowed up to five preferences):

Additional information (for example, siblings of the child that are currently at school or if you are moving):

(If your child has a sibling, please ensure that you include their name and date of birth)


Your full name:

Your relationship to the child:

A contact phone number:

Your address:

You give consent for us to share this information with schools and other relevant bodies: Yes/No


Please be aware that late applications are not considered until after all the on-time applications have been processed. In some cases, a school place may not be allocated until after the second round of allocations which means that you may not be notified of your child’s school place until after 29 March 2021.

Key dates

From noon 18 May 2020 to noon on 30 June 2020 Online registration period for Grammar Entrance Test
September 2020 Letters sent out explaining how to apply for school places
From 7 September 2020 to 31 October 2020 Online Secondary/High School transfer application facility open
Saturday 17 October 2020 Grammar Entrance Test Day
Saturday 31 October 2020 Closing date for school applications
Tuesday 1 December 2020 Grammar Test results sent to parents. Please note - the results are sent out by the grammar schools so please direct any queries to your preferred grammar school
Monday 1 March 2021 Allocation Day

By Midnight

Monday 8 March 2021

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

Grammar School Entrance Test

Please be advised that the Grammar School Entrance Test was sat on Saturday 17 October 2020 and if your child did not sit this test, they cannot be considered for a place at a grammar school.

However, the grammar schools usually hold a late test. The late test is organised by the grammar school themselves so please contact them directly for all information in regards to this.

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.

Common myths about applying for secondary school places

If you only put one preference, you will be allocated that school
No. You could disadvantage yourself by not using all your preferences. If you only name one, you will only be considered for that school and if you don't get in, you could be allocated a school far away.

If you name the same school in all five preferences, you are considered five times for that school
No, this is the same as only naming one school.

Schools will only look at those children who have named them as first preference
No, schools do not know in which order they have been named. An equal ranking system is used to allocate places.

I am guaranteed a place at my local school even if I don't name it as a preference
No, you must name your local school if you want to be considered for a place there. If we cannot offer any of your preferences and you have not applied for your local school, it is unlikely you will be offered a place there.

If you apply late, you will still be allocated one of your choices
No, 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 choice, and you will be responsible for transport costs.

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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