Apply for a September 2023 school place

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.

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 on the parent portal. The link to sign in or create a new account is at the top right of the page (inside the green banner).

Apply on 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.

Application deadlines

Primary (reception): 15 January 2023

Secondary (year 7): 31 October 2022

The closing date for on-time applications for transferring to secondary school in Year 7 for September 2023 have now passed. To make a late application please call 0300 123 5012 or complete a form that can be found at the end of the booklet Secondary School Applying for School Places 2023 School admissions information booklets (cheshireeast.gov.uk) Late applications may be disadvantaged.

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.

After you have applied for a school place

See applying for a September school place for details of what happens next.

Page last reviewed: 31 October 2022