Information about applying for a secondary school place and timetable for admission.

How to apply

You can apply online for a school place in September 2018, from 1 September 2017.

Clock Completing this form takes around 20 minutes

Paperclip To complete this form you will need; a valid email address and your childs name and date of birth.

Apply online

Admissions timetable

Timetable for admission to secondary school in September 2018

From Friday 1 September 2017

An information leaflet is distributed to parents/carers by primary schools or posted for Kirklees children attending a primary school in another local authority.

Friday 1 September 2017

Applications can be made from this date. All applications must be made online.

September and October 2017

Open evenings are held for the majority of secondary schools in Kirklees.

Secondary school open evenings

Tuesday 31 October 2017

This is the closing date for applications. Remember that a late application can severely reduce your chances of obtaining a place at your preferred school.

Thursday 1 March 2018

Parents/carers can log on to the Kirklees parent portal from 00:30 am to see their offer of a school place and an email offer will be sent during the day to the email address the parent/carer used when submitting their application.

Thursday 29 March 2018

The last day for requesting an appeal for starting community and voluntary controlled schools in September 2018. Academies, free schools, trust schools and voluntary aided schools may have different closing dates for appeals. You must contact them directly.

May 2018 onwards

Appeal hearings take place.

Sunday 31 December 2018

Waiting lists close for community and voluntary controlled schools. Academies, free school, trust schools and voluntary aided schools may have different closing dates for waiting lists. Please contact them directly.

Late applications

Applications received after the closing date will be regarded as late unless, in Kirklees' judgement, there are significant and exceptional reasons for the lateness. Proof of special circumstances will be required. Late applications will not be considered until all on-time applicants have been allocated places. Forms submitted after the closing date due to a significant house move will be regarded as on-time provided that documentary evidence to confirm the move is provided and the allocation process has not begun.

The latest reasonable date for evidence of a significant house move will be Tuesday 2 January 2018

Supplementary information forms (SIFs)

If you name any of the following academies, free schools, voluntary aided Catholic or voluntary aided Church of England schools amongst your preferences, you should ensure that you complete the school's Supplementary Information Form (SIF).

You must return your completed SIF to the school and also complete an online Kirklees application

Secondary school SIFs

Contact Pupil Admissions