Late school place applications

You can still apply after the closing date for on-time applications but you are less likely to get the place you want. This is because we only look at late applications after we have allocated places to everyone who applied on time.

Where we receive late applications before the deadline for the receipt of supporting information we may consider them at the same time as the on-time applications if there is a good reason for the application being late - for example, serious illness or a late house move. For us to do this you will also need to send evidence of the reason the application is late before the deadline for the receipt of supporting information.

For illness we will need a doctor's letter. For a house move, we will need either a solicitor's letter confirming completion date or a signed rental agreement. We may also ask for proof of residency such as a utility bill.

We will class any applications we receive after the deadline for the receipt of supporting information as late and process them after on-time applications even if there is a good reason for the lateness.

How to make a late application for a school place

Call us on 0300 123 5012, or download and print our school place application form and send it to us at the address on the form. You cannot make a late application online. This form is for Cheshire East residents only - contact your home authority if you do not live in Cheshire East.