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Applying For Secondary School 2021

Admission to Year 7 in September 2021

Introduction

The first round for secondary school applications opens on 12 September 2020 and closes on Thursday 31 October 2020.

If you miss this deadline, you will need to apply for a secondary school place as soon as possible. Please see the timetable for dates.

Before you apply

Before applying for a secondary school place, we recommend that you read the Guide to Parents. This will explain the application process from start to finish. The booklet also contains a list of all the secondary schools in Peterborough, along with their catchment areas and allocation criteria.

Secondary School’s admissions guide

There are currently 13 secondary schools in Peterborough. The admissions over subscriptions criteria for each of the secondary schools can be found in the admissions booklet.

As part of the school admissions process you may be asked to provide proof of address.

Information on How to Apply

Information about how to apply for a place for your child in Year 7 will be available on the Peterborough City Council website on  12th September 2020.

Before you get started, it's important to check if this applies to your child. Children born between:

  • 1 September 2009 - 31 August 2010 are due to join Year 7 in September 2021

You will need to apply after the application round opens on 12 September 2020 and before the national closing date of 31 October 2020.

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.

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.

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.