Find out which secondary school place you have been offered, and what to do after the offer.
Find out which secondary school place you have been offered
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What to do next
This guidance contains important information about your school place offer, please read carefully.
Schools not maintained by the council
If the school allocated is an academy, free school, trust school or voluntary aided school, or is a school in another local authority, the offer of the allocated place is made by Kirklees Council on behalf of the admission authority for the school.
If your child did not qualify for a place
If the application result shows your child did not qualify for a place at a higher preference school than the one allocated, this is because the year group has filled with children of a higher priority according to the published admission criteria.
If your child did not qualify for a place at any of your preferred school(s), the school allocated is your catchment school or, if this is full, the nearest school with available places.
If your child is currently attending a school that they can continue to attend in September 2018 you will not have been allocated an alternative school place.
If your child did not qualify for a place at a school in another local authority you should contact them to enquire about its procedures for waiting lists and appeals.
Special educational needs and Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans
If your child has a statement of special educational needs or EHC Plan the allocation of this place is dependent on the school being named in the final amended statement or plan.
If you wish to accept the allocated place
As most parents are happy with the school place allocated, we do not ask for written confirmation of acceptance. If you wish to accept the place allocated you do not need to do anything else at this time. The Head Teacher will contact you about admission arrangements, including your child’s start date. Please do not buy any items of uniform/equipment until you receive details from the school. If at a later date you decide that you no longer want this place, it is essential that you confirm your decision in writing (by letter or email) to Pupil Admissions so that the place can be reallocated to another child.
If you are not happy with the allocated place
If you are not happy with the school allocated and would like to request an alternative, please contact Kirklees Pupil Admissions for details of schools with vacancies. Please note that your child can only hold a place at one school at any one time. They can only be on the waiting lists for two other schools (or three, if they did not qualify at any of your preferred schools). We would strongly advise against declining the school place allocated without first securing a place at an alternative school.
If you want to change your school preferences
After national offer day there is a 'two week window' where parents can write to Kirklees Admissions and change the school preference(s). We call this the re-allocation period.
Alternative arrangements for your child's education
If you have made alternative arrangements for your child's education, for example, in the private sector, it is essential that you inform Pupil Admissions. The school your child has been allocated may be oversubscribed and other children may be waiting for places to become available. So the place can be allocated to another child please inform Pupil Admissions within 14 days of your offer.
Waiting lists, appeals and next stage of education
The following information applies only to Kirklees schools
Contact Pupil Admissions
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone 01484 225007