Secondary school admissions - September 2022

  • You can apply for a secondary school place for September 2022 from 10 September 2021.
  • The deadline for applications is 31 October 2021, you will then get an offer for a place on 1 March 2022.

Do you need to apply?

If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 and you live in Peterborough you will need to apply for a transfer from primary (year 6) to secondary school (year 7) for September 2022.

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 and you live in Peterborough and attend a middle school, you will need to apply for a transfer to upper school for September 2022. (Peterborough does not have any Upper schools this is only for applying to other Local Authority Upper Schools).

In-year application

If you wish to apply for a school place that is not the schools year of entry within the school year (September 2021 to July 2022), please complete an in-year admission application

Before you apply for a school place

  1. Check you are applying to the correct council. If you are a Peterborough resident you will make your application through the Peterborough Admissions Team, even if you want to apply for a school outside of Peterborough.
  2. Research your options, understand what a catchment school is and how it affects your application and school transport. Look at admissions data, school's inspection results and performance data.
  3. Make sure you read the 'Secondary School Admission' booklet. This will explain the application process from start to finish. The document also contains a list of all the secondary schools in the Peterborough area, along with their allocation criteria.
  4. Make realistic preferences. Look at how schools allocate places and apply for schools where you would be considered high on an over-subscription criteria.

If your application is incomplete, or incorrect, it could get delayed, or cancelled. You will need to confirm you have read and understood the 'Secondary School Admission' booklet before submitting your application.

Secondary School Admission Booklet 2022-23 28 Sept940KBpdf
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Applications for Manor Drive Secondary Academy

Please complete a separate application if you wish to apply for a place at Manor Drive Secondary Academy and your child is due to start in Year 7 in September 2022.

Manor Drive Secondary Academy will process applications outside the normal Local Authority process for coordinating school offers. This means you will still need to complete the Local Authority common application form for your other choices of school in addition to a separate application for Manor Drive Secondary Academy school. To apply and for further information on the school admissions process, please visit the Manor Drive Secondary Academy website.

Making your application

You must apply online using our Citizen's Portal.

The application form will be available from 10 September 2021