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Don't miss out on a September 2022 secondary school place




Children transferring from primary school in Cambridgeshire to secondary school next September are being reminded that they must apply for a place before the end of this month.

The deadline for applications to secondary school in September 2022 is October 31 this year.

Children due to start at primary or junior school next September must complete their application by 15 January 2022.

Parents are urged to apply for secondary school places now. Photo: Stock image.
Parents are urged to apply for secondary school places now. Photo: Stock image.

Online applications are encouraged. Children starting at primary or junior school will be notified about their school place on national offer day 19 April 2022. Those applying to secondary school will be offered a place on 1 March 2022.

It is important that parents and carers apply to the correct council. If you are a Cambridgeshire resident you will have to make your application through Cambridgeshire County Council’s Admissions Team, even if you want to apply for a school outside Cambridgeshire.

Parents are encouraged to apply for a place at their child’s catchment school to maximise the chances of obtaining a place.

Further details for Cambridgeshire can be found here: Apply for a school place - Cambridgeshire County Council.

Cllr Bryony Goodliffe, chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Children and Young People’s Committee, said: “Starting primary school or moving to secondary school is a significant stage of a child’s education and it is essential that the transition is as smooth and seamless as possible. An important part of that process is to apply for a school place quickly and accurately, so I would urge parents to do that as soon as possible – and by 31 October if a secondary school place is needed next September.”



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