Apply for a secondary school place
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.
If you submitted your application by 31 October 2018, your child's school place offer will be available from the national offer date of 1 March 2019.
If you haven't yet applied for a secondary school place, you have until 31 March 2019 to apply in the second round.
National offer date - view your child's school place
If you applied online, please log into your Citizen Portal account to view your school place offer. School offer letters will also be sent to your child's home address, posted second class on 1 March 2019.
It is important that you accept the offer of your child's school place. If you do not, we reserve the right to withdraw that place in order to offer it to another child. You have until 15 March 2019 to accept the offer.
If you submitted your application online, you can accept the school place via your Citizen Portal account.
If you did not apply online or are accepting your place after the deadline of 15 March 2019, please contact the school offered directly to accept the place. Their contact details will be included in your offer letter.
Accepting a place at the school offered will not lessen your chance of being offered a place at your preferred school, either through the school's waiting list or through the appeals process.
School place allocation information
Information on how places were allocated at each secondary school for September 2019, as well as which schools were oversubscribed or have places remaining, can be found on our school allocation information page.
If you are applying for a Year 7 secondary school place during the second round of admissions, you must make your application using our paper form below. The closing date for the second round is 31 March 2019. You must also use the paper form if you applied during the first round, but wish to change your preferences.
Before you apply, 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)
|Date applications will be accepted from||Closing date for applications||Date offers will be made|
|First round of applications (closed)||Wednesday 12 September 2018||Wednesday 31 October 2018||Friday 1 March 2019|
|Second round of applications (open)||Thursday 1 November 2018||Sunday 31 March 2019||Wednesday 24 April 2019|
Further help and information
School Admissions Team
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0345 045 1370
Fax: 01223 727 941
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