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Starting Secondary School in September 2019

The closing date for submitting an application for a place at secondary school for September 2019 has now passed.

If you live in Rutland and have not submitted a secondary school application for your child please contact us as soon as possible.  The Admissions Service can be contacted by telephone on 01572 722577 or by email at admissions@rutland.gov.uk

An application may still be submitted but as it will be received after the closing date it will be treated as 'late' and processed after those applications that were submitted on time.  If you wish to submit a late application you must submit it on the paper application form as the online application service for secondary school admissions is now closed.  You can download and print out a copy of the Starting Secondary School Application Form or if you would like us to post a copy to you then please let us know.

Each local authority is responsible for co-ordinating the secondary school admissions process for children resident within their local authority area.  This means that parents must submit an application to the Council where they live, even if they wish to apply for a place at a school in another local authority area.  For example, if you live in Rutland but would like to apply for a secondary school place in another county, you must submit your application to Rutland County Council.  If you live in another county but would like to apply for a place at a secondary school within Rutland you must submit your application to the Council where you live.

To assist parents we have produced a brochure, Starting Secondary School in September 2019, which explains the process of applying for a secondary school place and offers information about the secondary schools in Rutland, when they are holding open evenings and where you can find further information.  It is important that parents read the information contained in the brochure before submitting their application to ensure that they are aware of their preferred schools' admission arrangements (policy) and to check if school transport will be available for your child.  Full details of the application process are available in the brochure so that you can make sure that all necessary information is included within your application.

The national offer day will be 1 March 2019.  The national offer day ensures that offers of places are sent out on the same day to all parents throughout the country.  It is important to note that if you submitted your application online your offer will be sent by email on offer day and will be available to view on the admissions website.  If you submitted a paper application your offer will be sent by first class post on offer day.  As a result, parents who submitted their application online are likely to receive their offer before those that submitted a paper application.

Parents who are planning to send their child to a private or independent school should not use the local authority application form but should instead contact the preferred school direct.  If you intend to apply for a place for your child at an independent school please let us know so that we can update your child's details accordingly.


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