Secondary school application deadline – 31 October

Find the best school for your kids
Find the best school for your kids

Next September may seem a long way away when you’re only ten. But if you turning eleven this academic year and due to move on to a secondary school then your parents only have a few more days to get your secondary school applications in and try to seal your academic fate.

That’s right, applications for secondary school places in 2017 close next week, on the 31st October. It’s Halloween for some – and a potential nightmare for many parents across the nation.

Through our annual research and data collection we’ve identified that in September 2016, half of all secondary schools across England were oversubscribed.

find your school with findaschool
Find your school with findaschool

But thanks to our school finder at findaschool you can check out your local schools and even see where you would’ve needed to live in order to get a place in previous years – hopefully an indication of your chances next year with your secondary applications.

We’ve been collecting admissions information for some areas, particularly in London, since 2010, and other areas since 2014. So take a look at our historical data too to get an idea of trends. Plus we’ve included schools’ Ofsted reports, contact details and much more.

We’d recommend carefully looking at your Local Authority’s published booklets to get the full list of admissions criteria for your preferred schools.

And most importantly – get your secondary school applications in on time – otherwise your child might just end up at the bottom of the pile.

To see how places were allocated at your top school choices last year check out findaschool.