Starting secondary school in Year 7

Apply for a secondary school place

The first round for secondary school applications which opened on 12 September 2018, closed on Wednesday 31 October 2018. If you missed this deadline. you will need to apply for a secondary school place as soon as possible. Please see the timetable below for dates.

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. You will need to apply using our online Parent Portal system.

Before you apply

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

Secondary schools admissions guide

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.

Secondary School Admission Booklet

Size: 775.71 KB File format: pdf

Year 7 Allocation Information - September 2018

Size: 125.71 KB File format: pdf

Proof of address guide

Size: 82.51 KB File format: pdf

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

Apply for a place in Year 7

To apply for a school place, please complete the application form on the online Parent Portal by clicking on the green button.

If you have previously applied for a school place and wish to change your preferences or inform us of a change of address then please click on the green button and complete the amendment form.

If you are unable to access the online application form, please contact the Admissions Team for a paper application form.

For information on when offers are being made, please look at the timetable below.

Date applications will be accepted from

Closing date for applications

Date offers will be made

First round of applications

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Friday 1 March 2019

Second round of applications

Thursday 1 November 2018

Saturday 30 March 2019

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Third round of applications

Sunday 31 March 2019

Friday 3 May 2019

Monday 20 May 2019

Fourth round of applications

Tuesday 4 May 2019

Friday 31 May 2019

Monday 17 June 2019

Fifth round of applications

Saturday 1 June 2019

Monday 24 June 2019

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Making changes to a school place for September 2019

Any changes to your application form received by midnight on 31 October 2019 will be considered in the 1 March 2019 allocation. Any submitted after this deadline and by 30 March 2019 will be considered in the second round of allocations, week commencing 24 April 2019.

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.  

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