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Secondary Transfer

Applications open on 1 September 2023 for secondary school applications for entry in September 2023. The closing date is 31 October 2023 at 11:59pm.

You must apply on time. If you apply late, you are less likely to get offered a place at any of your preferred schools. Applications received after 31 October 2022 will be classed as late applications and will not be processed until after the offer of places on 1 March 2024.

Remember to list six different secondary schools.

If your child attends any of the following all-through schools in Year 6; Ark Kings Academy, Ark Victoria Academy, Bournville School, King Solomon International Business School, Washwood Heath Academy or Waverley School, please do not list the school as one of your six preferences. Your child will automatically move up from Year 6 to Year 7 in September 2023, and by listing the school as a preference, you are wasting one of your preferences.

Important: Ensure you include details of any siblings attending your preferred school(s) in the field (box) provided for sibling details. Sibling details included in the incorrect field (box), such as in reasons for preference, will not be counted and may prevent you from gaining a place at your preferred school. Please note if you fill in the online application incorrectly, you are liable for not completing the form correctly, not School Admissions and Fair Access Service.

Apply online for a secondary school place

Applications open on 1 September 2023.

List six secondary schools in order of preference.

Make sure you have read the admission arrangements fully for the schools you are interested in and know how likely it is that your child will be offered a place there. You must include at least one realistic preference for a school that your child would have met the criteria for in previous years.

If you have included preferences for any schools that require you to complete a supplementary information form or include social and medical needs as criteria and require you to send evidence, please ensure that you send the supplementary information form or/and any required supporting medical evidence etc. directly to the school in question. Please note that failure to do so may mean that your child's application is assessed by the school under a lower criterion and may mean they are not offered a place.

Submit your online application form.

You will receive an email confirmation that you have submitted your application form. Please check this to make sure everything is correct.

You can amend your preferences right up to midnight on the closing date.

Important: If you amend your preferences, please ensure you re-submit your application form before the closing date. Otherwise, your application will not be processed.

We will take your final submission as the application to process.

Please do not use this form if your child has an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). You can find more information about the secondary transfer process for children with special education.

Other useful information

Parents guide on how to complete an online application.

Online application password reset guidance.