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Secondary school admissions

Secondary school admissions - latest news

Applications for children starting Secondary School in September 2020

The closing date for an on time application is 31 October 2019. Any applications received after 31 October 2019 will be looked at in the second allocation which will commence the beginning of April. 

If you apply online

Emails will be sent on 2 March 2020. If you do not receive your email, you can log in to your online account and will be able to see which school your child has been allocated to. We will not be able to give out any information over the phone on 2 March, however, if you have not received notification by 4 March we will provide you with information on the outcome of your allocation over the telephone.

If you apply by paper

Letters will be sent by 2nd class post on 2 March 2020 so you can expect to receive a letter by 6 March 2020. If for any reason you have not received your letter by 6 March 2020, we will provide you with information on the outcome of your application over the telephone.

If you are not satisfied with the decision, you can discuss your concern with a member of staff in the School Admissions team. At this time you may wish to change your preferred options or register an appeal to an independent appeal panel. Staff in the School Admissions team will advise you on the steps you need to take to do this.

Applicants will have until 16 March 2020 to request a change of preference, and these applications, along with all late applications, will then be processed and we expect to be making further offers of places by the beginning of April 2020.

Further information on the appeals process.

2020/21 Admissions policies*

School Admissions Policies for 2020/21 are now available to view along with the 2019/20 policies.

Any person or body who considers that any maintained school or Academy's admissions arrangements are unlawful, or not in compliance with the School Admissions Code or relevant law relating to admissions, can make an objection to the Schools Adjudicator.

*Please note: For September 2020 entry a number of schools consulted and agreed on changes to their admissions criteria. Therefore please look through the admissions policies for each school.

Admissions team - Secondary

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 5pm, Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm


Tel: 024 7697 5445

Coventry City Council

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