Accept a secondary school offer
When you have accepted the offer through the website you will receive an email confirmation.
Decline a secondary school offer
We understand that there will be disappointment if your child has not been offered their first preference school, and our next priority will be to reallocate any places that have not been accepted.
The second round of offers will start to be made from 15 March 2021 – we will contact you. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide any information on waiting list positions while we work on the second round offers, as the position changes daily. Please be assured that we will contact you if you are reallocated a place.
- 1 March 2021 - secondary school places offers issued
- 12 March 2021 - deadline to accept or decline secondary school offer
- 15 March 2021 - reallocation of secondary offers starts and waiting lists open
Starting secondary school in September 2021
Secondary School offers for September 2021 are released on 1 March 2021. If you applied online you will receive an email by 2pm on 1 March asking you to go to the council’s website to view your offer.
If you applied over the phone or by submitting a paper application you will be notified by letter which is being posted out on Friday 26 February 2021. Please accept or decline the offer using the links below.
Schools waiting list
The Admissions Service operate waiting lists for school places. If you have not been offered your first preference school, you will automatically be placed on the waiting list for your higher preference schools.
Places will be reallocated from 15 March 2021 – please do not contact the Admissions Service about a waiting list place before the 15 March 2021 as we will not be able to give you any information on waiting list priority.
Please note that a child’s position on a waiting list can move up and down as offers are being reallocated after 15 March 2021.
Lodging an appeal
You can appeal for any higher preference school for which you have been refused a place.
We advise you to accept the offer you have been made as this will secure a school place for your child for September 2021. This will not affect any appeal you lodge, nor your place on any waiting lists.