Apply for a secondary school place
The first round for secondary school applications opens on Wednesday 12 September 2018.
If your child was born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008, they are due to transfer to Year 7 at secondary school in September 2019.
You must make an application for your child's secondary school place. You will need to apply using our online Citizen Portal system.
Before you apply
Before applying for a secondary school place, we recommend that you read our Next Steps booklet. This will explain the application process from start to finish. The booklet also contains a list of all the secondary schools in Cambridgeshire, along with their catchment areas and allocation criteria.
We also encourage you to find out more about Cambridgeshire schools by:
- Checking you're applying to the correct council
- Reading our Next Steps booklet and Starting Secondary School leaflet
- Reading about the different types of schools
- Checking your catchment area
- Reading Ofsted reports
- Checking Department for Education performance tables
- Viewing allocation data for previous academic years
- Visiting schools on their open days (dates published on page 33 of the Next Steps booklet)
Apply for a place
To apply for a secondary school place, please log into Citizen Portal, using the blue button below. If you don't already have an existing portal account, you can register for a new account.
The first round of applications will open on Wednesday 12 September 2018 and close on Wednesday 31 October 2018. Please view our timetable below.
|Date applications will be accepted from||Closing date for applications||Date offers will be made|
|First round of applications||Wednesday 12 September 2018||Wednesday 31 October 2018||Friday 1 March 2019|
|Second round of applications||Thursday 1 November 2018||Sunday 31 March 2019||Wednesday 24 April 2019|
Further help and information
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0345 045 1370
Fax: 01223 727 941
Free school meals
Help with school and learning costs
Ofsted inspection reports
Ofsted parent view
Department for Education - performance tables
Department for Education - school admissions code