How to apply for a secondary school place
When you can apply
Applications for secondary school places for September 2018 can be made from 12 September 2017. The closing date for the first round of applications will be 31 October 2017.
Who you apply to
Applications for a secondary school place must be made to the local authority in which you live, regardless of where the school you wish to apply for is located.
If you do not currently live in Cambridgeshire but apply directly to us instead of your home local authority, we will be unable to process your application. We will make every effort to forward any such application to the home local authority, but we cannot guarantee that they will process it.
If you are a Cambridgeshire resident, please make sure you read the guidance below as it contains detailed information on the application process.
Data for previous academic years
School place allocation data for the previous three academic years is available to view on our website.
Below is the link to the Citizen Portal, where you can submit, view and make amendments to your online application. Once offers have been made on 1 March 2018, you will also be able to view them on the Portal.
Year 7 - Transfer to secondary school
If your child was born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007, they are due to transfer to secondary school in September 2018. There is no automatic transfer to secondary school. An application must be made.
Year 9 - Transfer to upper school
If your child was born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2005, they are due to transfer to upper school in September 2018. There is no automatic transfer to an upper school; an application must be made.
For further information, please refer to the "Transferring to Upper School Leaflet". Please note if you wish to apply for a Year 9 place at a Cambridgeshire secondary school for September 2018, this must be made through the in-year admissions process.
Year 10 - Applying for University Technical College
Visit our Cambridge University Technical College page.
Year 10 - Cambridge Regional College
Cambridge Regional College will also admit into Year 10 for September 2018 entry. They can be contacted by telephone on 01223 418 200 or by emailing [email protected].
Timetable for the application process
|Date applications will be accepted from||Closing date for applications||Date offer letters will be sent|
|First round of applications||12 September 2017||31 October 2017||1 March 2018|
|Second round of applications||1 November 2017||31 March 2018||24 April 2018|
Paper application form
If you would prefer not to apply online, there is a paper copy of the secondary school application form available for you to complete.