Starting secondary school in Year 7

The first round for secondary school applications opens on 12 September 2019 and closes on Thursday 31 October 2019.

If you miss this deadline, you will need to apply for a secondary school place as soon as possible. Please see the timetable for dates.

Before you apply

Before applying for a secondary school place, we recommend that you read our Admission Booklet. This will explain the application process from start to finish and contains a list of all the secondary schools in Peterborough, along with their catchment areas and allocation criteria.

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We also recommend that you read the 1st and 2nd round allocation information on how places were allocated at each secondary school for September 2019, as well as which schools were oversubscribed or have places remaining.

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

Admission to Year 7 in September 2020

Information about how to apply for a place for your child in Year 7 will be available on the Peterborough City Council website on Thursday 12 September 2019.

Before you get started, it's important to check if this applies to your child. Children born between:

  • 1 September 2008 - 31 August 2009 are due to join Year 7 in September 2020

You will need to apply after the application round opens on 12 September 2019 and before the national closing date of 31 October 2019.

If you have made an application in the first round, you can make any changes to your preferences or address via our "Amendment Form" which can be found in the Parent Portal.

If you have made an application in the first round, you can make any changes to your preferences or address via our "Amendment Form" which can be found in the Parent Portal.

Admissions guidance for special schools

You can find detailed guidance about admissions for special schools on the education page of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) section.