Starting secondary school in Year 7 - September 2018

Secondary schools admissions guide

The parents and carers guide will help you choose the right school and understand how the application process works. Please read it carefully, look at the school websites and visit the schools in your area before applying. 

There are currently 13 secondary schools in Peterborough. The admissions over subscriptions criteria for each of the secondary schools can be found in the admissions booklet.

As part of the school admissions process you may be asked to provide proof of address, the guide below will help you to make sure you have provided the correct information and avoid any delays in the application.

Proof of address guide

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The National Curriculum organises the year groups as follows:

  • Aged between 11 and 12 school year 7 - Key Stage 3
  • Aged between 12 and 13 school year 8 - Key Stage 3
  • Aged between 13 and 14 school year 9 - Key Stage 3
  • Aged between 14 and 15 school year 10 - Key Stage 4
  • Aged between 15 and 16 school year 11 - Key Stage 4 

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.  

Making changes to a school place application - 2018/19

You can use the changes to a school place application form to make changes to a Year 7 application for September 2018 once your application has been submitted and downloaded. You must not use this form to make changes to an in-year application. 

Any amendments received by midnight on 31 October 2017 for Year 7 for September 2018 will be considered in the 1 March 2018 allocation. Any submitted after this deadline will be processed at the end of March 2018.

If you have applied for a school place for September 2018 but would now like to make changes to that application you can do this through the online admissions system using the login details you created to setup an account.