Apply for a secondary school place
The first round for secondary school applications will open on Wednesday 12 September 2018.
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.
We also encourage you to find out more about Peterborough schools by:
- Checking you're applying to the correct council
- Checking your school catchment areas
- Visit the school directory to see school info and visit websites
- Reading Ofsted reports
- Checking Department for Education performance tables
- Visiting schools
- Have you checked whether the school requires a Supplementary Information Form
- Visit the school you're interested in applying for - School Open Dates
Apply for a place in Year 7
To apply for a school place, please log into our online Parent Portal facility, by clicking on the box below. If you don't already have an existing portal account, you can register for a new account.
The first round of applications will open on Wednesday 12 September 2018 and close on Wednesday 31 October 2018. Please view our 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
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.