Accept a secondary school offer
Please follow the link to accept your offer through the Parent Portal. You will receive an email confirmation once the place is accepted.
Decline a secondary school offer
We understand you may be disappointed if your child has not been offered their first preference school. Please read our guidance below on waiting lists and appeals before declining your offer.
Starting secondary school in September 2022
Secondary School offers for September 2022 are released on 1 March 2022. If you applied online, you will receive an email by 2pm on 1 March asking you to go to our website to view your offer.
If you applied over the phone or by submitting a paper application, you will be notified by a letter, which will be posted to you on or just before 1 March 2022. Please accept or decline your child’s school offer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01926 414143.
The deadline for responding to your offer is 15 March 2022.
We 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.
Please note that a child’s position on a waiting list can move up and down, as late applicants are added to waiting lists and any vacancies are reoffered. Given this, we are unfortunately not able to provide any information on waiting list positions while we work on these. Please be assured that if we can allocate your child a place at a school listed as a higher preference on your application than the school currently offered, we will contact you.
Key waiting list dates:
- 21 March 2022 – first round of offers from the waiting list made (to include any new applications, or changes to an existing application, made before 15 March).
- 11 April 2022 - second round of offers from the waiting list made (to include any new applications, or changes to an existing application, made before 5 April).
Lodging an appeal
You can appeal for any higher preference school for which you have been refused a place. The deadline to submit an appeal for a hearing to take place before the end of the summer term is 29 March 2022.
Even if you plan to appeal, we advise you to accept the offer you have been made, so that your child has a secured place for September 2022. Doing so will not affect any appeal you lodge, nor your place on any waiting lists.