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Admissions

Find details on how to apply for a school place.

Primary school (starting reception class)

Your child will be eligible for a primary school place from September 2024, if they were born between:

  • 1st September 2019;
  • and 31st August 2020.

You will be able to make your application from 17th November 2023 until the close date of 15th January 2024.

If you missed the deadline, you will need to make a late application.

If you are a Calderdale resident, please use the following link to make your late application:

Late applications

Please note: Offers of Primary School places for September 2024 will be made on 16th April 2024.

Secondary school (starting year 7)

Your child will be eligible for a place at secondary school from September 2024, if they were born between:

  • 1st September 2012;
  • and 31st August 2013.

Offers of secondary school places are made on 1st March 2024.

  • If you applied for a place online, you will receive an email to tell you which school has been offered. (Unless you opted out of this service.)
  • If you applied late, you will be sent a letter to tell you which school has been offered.

Offer information will not be given out over the phone.

If you are not happy with the place offered

To add your child to the waiting list for another school, please complete this form:

Reallocation/appeal request form

If you wish to appeal

You can request this on the above form or contact: School Organisation and Access Team.

Apply for a school place during the school year

You will need to do this if you:

  • have moved house and would like to apply to change school during the school year.
  • would like to apply for your child to go to a different school. (At any time, other than a transfer from nursery to primary or primary to secondary).

For more about this, please see: In-year transfers.

Early years admissions

Some schools provide early years education and childcare. For more about this, please read:

Appeals and late applications

Appeals

If your child is not offered a place at your preferred school you have the right to appeal. This will be to an independent appeals panel.

For more details, please see: Appeals for school admissions.

Re-allocations

Are you unhappy with the school place you have been offered? You can ask for your child to be put on a list to be re-allocated.

For more about this, please see: Reallocations.

Late applications

These will only be looked at after applications we received before the closing date are processed.

For more about this, please see: Late applications.

If you need help, chat online with one of our dedicated customer care advisers or contact the School Admissions Team.

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