Each school has a Published Admission Number (PAN) for their Year of entry, i.e. Reception for Primary and Infant schools, Year 3 for Junior schools and Year 7 for Secondary schools.

Each school also has a set of oversubscription criteria, set by their admission authority, to determine how places will be allocated if the school is oversubscribed.

If a school receives more applications than there are places available to reach the PAN, the oversubscription criteria are applied to all applicants to work out who should be offered places at the school.

View oversubscription admission criteria

To view the oversubscription criteria for your preferred school, please search for the school using the schools directory

Apply for a school place

To apply for a school place you will need to complete an application form, available on the school admissions pages.