The application process for transferring from primary/junior school to secondary school in September 2021 is now open.  The closing date for applications is 5pm on 31 October 2020.


Applying for a secondary school place

Step 1 - Make sure you can apply

​Find out who can apply for a secondary school place in Northamptonshire.

There is a different process for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), you can read about it on our SEND admissions page.

Step 2 - Key dates

​Understand the key dates and deadlines involved in the application process.

Step 3 - Decide which schools to apply for

​Find information to help you research and select your school preferences.

Step 4 - Make an application

Apply for your preferred schools online, or use alternative methods, and see answers to frequently asked questions.

Applications are now open.  The closing date is 5pm on 31 October 2020.

Step 5 - School place offers

Find important information once school place offers have been made.

Offers for on time applications will be made on 1 March 2021. From this date you will find information on what to do next in this section.

If you have submitted a late application, see when you can expect to receive a decision.

Step 6 - Make an appeal

​If you want to appeal against a decision made on one or more of your preferred schools you can submit one here and find out about the process.