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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.

  • The first and second admissions rounds have now closed - letters were posted on the 24 April for the second round offers. See our admissions timetable.
  • We are now processing late applications on a first come, first served basis until 31 August 2019.
  • Places are now limited - we recommend you still use your catchment school as one of your three preferences, even if it is full.
  • If your circumstances or personal details in your application have changed since making your application in round one or two, please email [email protected].

Late applications or changing your preferences

  • From 1 April you must make your application using the form below. The closing date for late applications is 31 August 2019. 
  • Apply as soon as possible, as places are allocated on a first come first served basis. We aim to process applications within ten school days.
  • 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.
  • You can also use the form below if you applied during the first or second round and wish to change your school place preferences. This will make your previous application and offer void.

Next Steps: Admission to secondary school 2019/20

Before you apply, we recommend that you read our Next Steps booklet. This explains 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.

Size: 878.38 KB File format: pdf

Late Secondary Application Form 2019

Applications from 1 April to 31 August. Save to your computer and then fill out.

Size: 245.02 KB File format: pdf

We also encourage you to find out more about Cambridgeshire schools by:

Admissions process timetable

Date applications will be accepted from Closing date for applications Date offers will be made
First round of applications (closed) 12 September 2018 31 October 2018 1 March 2019
Second round of applications (closed) 1 November 2018 31 March 2019 24 April 2019
Late applications (open) 1 April 2019 31 August 2019 Processed as first come, first served. 

Full details of our timescales, how we process applications and make an offer are in the ‘Next Steps’ booklet.

If your child was born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006, they are due to transfer to Year 9 at Upper School in September 2019.

There is no automatic transfer to an upper school. An application must be made.

Please note if you wish to apply for a Year 9 place at a Cambridgeshire secondary school for September 2019, this must be made through the in-year admissions process.

Visit our Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology webpage

Further help and information

Help with choosing and applying for a school is available to all parents from the Parents School Preference Adviser.

If you are applying to St Bede's Inter Church School, you will need to submit an appropriate Supplementary Information Form (SIF) to the school by the deadline.

You must also apply for a place at the school to our School Admissions team.

If your child has had extra support in their school, but does not have a Statement of Special Educational Needs / Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), you will need to follow the secondary school admissions process. This is also the case if your child is undergoing assessment.

If your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs / Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), your Casework Officer from the Statutory Assessment Team (SAT) will contact you to explain the application process for your child.

For more information, please view our pages on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Local Offer)

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