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Families urged to meet the 31 October national deadline for secondary school places

Families urged to meet the 31 October national deadline for secondary school places
Published on 13 October 2021 Print

Parents and carers are being urged to submit their applications for a secondary school place for entry into year 7, for their child before the national application deadline on 31 October 2021.

Children born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 are due to transfer to a secondary school (year 7) in September 2022.

Applicants can express preferences for up to five secondary schools, and the Walsall on-line application portal allows applications to be made for a place at any secondary school in or outside the borough.  

  • If you live in Walsall, please complete your on-line application by 31 October 2021.
  • If you live in Walsall and your child attends a primary school outside Walsall, or a private school in Walsall, please complete your on-line application by 31 October 2021.
  • If you live outside Walsall, you should submit an application through your home local authority listing all of your preferred schools.

Councillor Chris Towe, Portfolio Holder for Education and Skills said, “I strongly urge parents and carers to make sure that you maximise your chances of obtaining a year 7 place at one of your preferred schools by submitting your application prior to the national application deadline of 31 October 2021.”

“Last year 94% of on-time applicants were allocated one of their preferred schools. It’s really important that you utilise all of the preferences to ensure that your child is allocated a school that you would be happy for them to attend. Applications received after this deadline will be processed as late applications and this will impact on your chance of receiving an offer at one of your preferred schools.”

Further information can be found on the Walsall Council school admissions webpages as well as information and for details of how to contact Walsall’s School Admissions and Appeals Team if you require any support with making an application.

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