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Time is running out: Deadline to apply for secondary school looms

22 October 2019

Parents and carers across Stockton-on-Tees are being reminded to get their applications in for their child's secondary school place.

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How do I know if it is time to apply for my child?

If your child was born between September 1, 2008, and August 31, 2009, they are due to start secondary school in September 2020.

How do I apply?

The easiest way to submit an application is via the online form at School admissions.

You can also telephone 01642 526605 to request a paper copy, if necessary.

When is the deadline?

The deadline to apply is Thursday October 31, 2019.  Any late applications will only be considered after those made on time have been processed. 

How many schools can I apply for?

Four. To give you the best chance of getting into a local school it is important to use all four preferences available to you.

When will I find out what place has been allocated to my child?

People who applied online (and ticked the option to receive an email) will receive an email on Monday March 2, 2020 informing them of the school they have been offered.  A letter will be sent to parents who completed a paper application.

What do Councillors say?

Councillor Lisa Evans, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "The deadline to apply for secondary school is looming so make sure that you take time to complete the form before 31 October.

"When picking a secondary school, it's a good idea to do some research by looking at each school's website and prospectus. You should also think about how your child will travel to school so take a look at our school transport policy.

Where can I find more information?

For more information including how places are allocated, admission zones and the Secondary School Admissions Booklet visit School admissions email or telephone the School Admissions Team on 01642 526605.