Transfer to Secondary School or from Middle to High School September 2022

All new secondary school requests for September 2022 entry will be processed on a weekly basis after 7 April 2022.

If you need to submit a response to your allocated school or wish to submit a request for your child's name to be placed on the waiting list for any school of your choice, 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

Please complete the Waiting List Common Application Form available as a download in the Related Documents column.


All Gloucestershire secondary schools, except Archway School, administer their own appeals. Please contact the schools directly to enquire about appeals. 

Grammar Entrance Test 2022

  • 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

From September 2021 Letters sent out explaining how to apply for a school place
6 September 2021 Application facility opens
11 September 2021 Grammar School Entrance Test day
After noon, 14 October 2021 Grammar Test results sent to parents
Midnight, 31 October 2021 Closing date for applications
5 February 2022 Late Grammar School Entrance Test day
1 March 2022 Allocation Day (and late test results sent to parents by the grammar schools)
Midnight, 8 March 2022 Closing date for acceptances/declines and waiting list requests
After 29 March 2022 Outcome of waiting list requests sent out
7 April 2022 Closing date for waiting list round acceptances
May 2022 to July 2022 Appeals - Please contact the schools directly for their appeals forms. Full details of the appeals timeline can be found on individual school websites

Grammar Test Information for September 2023 Intake

The grammar schools have stated that the registration window for the 2023 Admissions Entrance Test will be open noon, 19 May 2022 to noon, 30 June 2022. The schools are planning for the Entrance Test to take place on Saturday 17 September 2022.

Please be advised that the registration for and administration of the Admissions Entrance Test is all carried out by the Gloucestershire grammar schools themselves and therefore any queries in reference to the Entrance Test should be directed to the grammar schools. After the test, every grammar school you have opted to share your child's score with will send you confirmation of whether your child has achieved a qualifying score for that school or not. Again, this is carried out by the Gloucestershire grammar schools and the Co-ordinated Admissions Team does not have access to this information.

It is important to note that obtaining a qualifying rank on the Entrance Test is not an automatic offer of a place in the grammar school(s). Parent/carers must also list the grammar school(s) on their secondary school application form to their home local authority between September 2022 and the closing date of 31 October 2022.

Please note - your child will not be offered a place in a grammar school if it has not been listed on your secondary school application form.

Parents who wish their child to be considered for admission to a grammar school for Years 7-11 should contact the relevant school.


Transfer to a UTC

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 booklets, contact the Co-ordinated Admissions Team.

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