All parents applying to a state school in England need to apply through their local authority to apply for places at their chosen secondary schools. You can find your local authority by entering your postcode here.
You will be asked to list the schools you are applying for by order of preference and supply proof of your address as part of the online application process.
Anyone currently living overseas who wants to apply for a state-funded school place must have a right of abode in the UK (have a British passport, be a British citizen etc). If you do not, then you will need to apply to an independent (also known as a private or public) school, which charges tuition fees.
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School places are allocated in line with published admissions criteria on your local education authority’s website.
You will be notified of your child's school place by post or by email on National Offer Day for secondary schools, which is March 1 2023. Any applications that arrive late will be considered after those which were submitted by the deadline.