Starting secondary school in Year 7

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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 for dates.


Date applications will be accepted from

Closing date for applications

Allocation process commences

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

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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.

Secondary School Admission Booklet

Size: 775.71 KB File format: pdf

Proof of Address Guide

Size: 227.64 KB File format: pdf

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.

Year 7 - 1st Round Allocation

Size: 94.49 KB File format: pdf

Year 7 - 2nd Round Allocation

Size: 60.15 KB File format: pdf

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

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Apply for a secondary school place

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 the application form.

Secondary Application Form 2019-20

Size: 175.92 KB File format: pdf

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Apply for a school place in the second round

If you are applying for a secondary school place during the subsequent rounds of admissions, you must make your application using the form. The closing date for the rounds can be viewed in the timetable.

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.

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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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