Apply for a school place

Before applying

You will need to attach a copy of your 2018/19 Council Tax bill to the ‘child details’ section of your application. If you do not pay the Council Tax on your home then please contact admissions@warwickshire.gov.uk.

Ensure you read the admission arrangements for every school that you have applied for. You may need to submit extra information/evidence to support your application.

This could include:

  • evidence of your child’s baptism if you’re applying for a faith school
  • any social/medical reasons for why your child needs a place at a particular school

Some schools give higher priority for places to children who have a parent working at the school which they are applying for. You will need to contact the school directly to find out.

You will need to let us know if your child is considered as ‘Looked After’ or ‘Previously Looked After’. If you need clarification please contact us.

You can name up to 6 schools on your application. It is better to name more than one school on your application. The order of your named schools on your application is not taken into account as part of the allocation process.

School transport

You will need to think about the transport options for each of your school preferences.

Find out more about school transport.


Applying for infant, primary or junior school – September 2019

Deadline for applications – 5pm on 15 January 2019.

You will receive your offer on the 16 April 2019.

If you apply after this date you will need to submit a paper application. Your application will not be processed until after 16 April 2019.

Before applying, please check the admissions criteria and arrangements.

If you live in Warwickshire and have not yet received a letter from us, please contact us on admissions@warwickshire.gov.uk or by calling 01926 414143 – option 2.

All applications made by the deadline will be considered at the same time, in line with the relevant over-subscription criteria for each school. School places are not offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

2019 entry Reception and Junior Information Leaflet (PDF, 790.42 KB)

Applying for a secondary school place – September 2019

Online applications for secondary schools are now closed.

You will need to submit a paper application if you are applying late. Please complete the application form and return it to admissions@warwickshire.gov.uk.

Applications received after the deadline will not be processed until after 1st March 2019.

The ‘Apply for a secondary school place’ booklet includes a timetable and checklist for the whole process.

Apply for a secondary school place – booklet (PDF, 914.55 KB)


Grammar schools

Before applying for a grammar school place, you need to register for the 11+ test.

If you name a grammar school on your application we will contact you in December. This will be to request specific documentation to support your application. If you have not received a letter by 7 December 2018 then please contact admissions@warwickshire.gov.uk as a matter of urgency.

You must do this by 31 December 2018, otherwise your application will be classed as late. Late applications will not be considered until after national offer day on 1st March 2019. At this point, most grammar schools are likely to be full and your child may not be offered a place.


Church aided schools

Please ensure you submit any faith evidence to the school before the deadline. When posting faith evidence, you should send photocopies rather than original documents.


Children living at more than one address

If a child lives at two addresses, the address where they spend most of the week will be used. If an equal time is spent at both addresses, the parents can choose which is used.

Addresses used for childcare arrangements will not be considered.

You will need to provide evidence if you are moving home during the application.


Late applications

If your application is late, you will be added to a waiting list and may not be offered the preferred place.

Apply for a school place was last updated on November 12, 2018.


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