Secondary school admissions

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all members of the School Admissions Team are currently working remotely. Whilst we are working to try and continue providing a good level of service, some of our processes have been affected and others are taking longer to complete.

Deciding which secondary school to choose is one of the most important decisions carers/parents and young people have to make. We want to make sure that the move from primary to secondary is as smooth as possible.

We aim to make sure that you have the best chance of securing a place at the school you want. Many schools, however, receive more applications than there are places available. All schools must have admissions criteria set out within their admissions policies to 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.

Please note: 

  • For the Academic year 2021/2022 and Academic year 2022/23 entry a number of schools consulted and approved changes to their admissions criteria. Therefore please ensure you read each schools admissions policies
  • 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.
  • Coventry City does not have any Grammar schools in its area.  To apply for a Grammar school, you will need to include the school within your Coventry application in order for them to be considered. However, you must ensure that you have already registered to sit the 11+ test with the Local Authority in which the Grammar school is situated. Coventry School Admissions do not administer the 11+ test.

It is important to have all of the information available to enable you, with your child, to make an informed decision about the school you would prefer them to attend.

View booklet and supplementary forms.

You can also read the Admissions Privacy Notice.

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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