Apply for a September 2021 school place

Use our parent portal to apply for a school place for reception or year 7 in September 2021.

For September starts for other school years, see in-year applications.

Before you apply for a school place

Read applying for a September school place.

Application deadlines

Primary (reception): 15 January 2021

Secondary (year 7): 31 October 2020 

As the closing date for secondary applications has now passed you are unable to submit an application online.  Please call us on 0300 123 5012 to submit a late application. 

Late applications will be considered after all on time applications unless the local authority considers that there are good reasons for the application being late, which must be stated at the time of application.  Supporting documentation must be provided. 

For other important dates, see school application timetable.

How to apply for a school place

If you already have a parent portal account (this is separate from a Cheshire East account), you can log in and start the new application. 

If you do not yet have a parent portal account, you can create one. 

Go to the parent portal    

If you do not have access to the internet, or need support to apply online, you can call us on 0300 123 5012.

Voluntary (church) aided schools may also need you to send information direct to the school. 

Do not give misleading or incorrect information on your application - we may withdraw an offer of a place if you do.

After you have applied for a school place

See starting school in September for details of what happens next.