School admissions booklets

For information about school admissions in PDF form, you can download our booklets. To ask for accessible or paper versions, email our school admissions team

How to apply for school places booklet

Our booklet on how to apply for school places covers general information about the application process for all school stages.

Applying for school places 2020-2021 (PDF, 1.2MB)

In-year admissions booklet

The in-year admissions booklet explains how to apply for a school place for a start time other than September in reception or Year 7.

In-year admissions 2020-21 (PDF, 1MB)

Primary and secondary school admissions booklets

Our primary and secondary school admissions booklets include:

  • school contact details
  • maps showing schools within localities
  • previous year's preference and allocation data (this shows how many people applied and how many places the school had available)
  • school admission policies (oversubscription criteria) 

The booklets contain information as at publication date. Some schools may apply to become academies during the year. You can find up to date information on any change in status, on the Department for Education, Open Academies and academy projects in development website.

For full up-to-date admission arrangements for academies, foundation and voluntary aided schools see the school website.

Primary schools admissions booklet 2020 - 2021 (PDF, 2 MB)

Secondary schools, UTC and studio school admissions booklet 2020 - 2021 (PDF, 1.6MB)  

Sixth form admissions booklet

Our sixth form admissions booklet explains how to apply for a sixth form place and gives the admissions arrangements for each sixth form.

Sixth form admissions booklet 2020 - 2021 (PDF, 1.3MB)