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Secondary school admissions

Starting Secondary school in September 2020

How to make your late application

Offers were made on the 2 March 2020 to all those who applied before the deadline on 31 December 2019. All late applications received from 1 November 2019 until 15 March 2020 are being considered in the second allocation round in April 2020. You will be contacted with information about the outcome of your application as soon as this work has been completed.

To make a late application, please click the following link

Other important information

We aim to make sure that you have the best chance of securing a place at the school of your choice. In 2019, we managed to offer 77.1% of children their first preference. Many schools, however, receive more applications than there are places available.

For entry in 2020 we are expecting a higher number of applicants and although some schools have expanded to help meet demand, we are aware that there will be a lot of competition for places again this year.

Each school has developed a set of criteria (see admission policies for entry to Secondary school in 2020/21) which help determine how the available places are allocated. These arrangements must be fair and unbiased, and follow the requirements of the Government's School Admissions Code.

If you are a Coventry resident but your child is attending a school outside of the city (or a private school), you will still need to complete a Coventry common application form.

Please Note: 

  • For September 2020 a number of schools have consulted and agreed on changes to their admissions criteria. Therefore please look at the admissions policy for each school.
  • if you are a Coventry resident but want to apply for schools in other Local Authorities e.g. Warwickshire or Solihull, you only have to complete a Coventry application form and indicate the school you want on this form.

Admissions team - Secondary

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

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 024 7697 5445

Coventry City Council

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