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2023 to 2024 Admissions Timetable

Timetable for Admissions and Transfers Intakes for September 2023

A table showing key dates in the School admission timetable
School Phase

First/Primary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Applications Open on

1 September 2022

1 September 2022

1 September 2022

Closing Dates

15 January 2023

15 January 2023

31 October 2022

School Offer Notification Dates 17 April 2023 17 April 2023 1 March 2023

Where can I find the Worcestershire In-Year scheme?

If you would like to move to a different school within a school year, or would like to transfer to a Worcestershire school for the current school year (e.g. if you have just moved to Worcestershire from another county or from oversees) then you can find out more about our ‘In-Year scheme’ in the Information for Parents Book admission to an existing year group.

How can my child be placed on a waiting list for a particular school?

Waiting lists for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools are maintained by the School Admissions and Transfers Section, and parents need to apply in order to be included. For full details on how to apply please refer to Section 1 of the Information for Parents Book admission to an existing year group.

Waiting lists for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools are operated in line with the admissions criteria as published in Section 1 of the Information for Parents Book admission to an existing year group. Please refer to the relevant section for full details.

Waiting lists for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools are operated in line with the admissions criteria as published in the CO and VC Admission Policies for 2022. Please refer to the relevant section for full details.

Waiting lists for Academy, Foundation, Free and Voluntary Aided Schools, are maintained by the individual schools and parents will need to contact the school directly in order to be included.

You should be aware that a school waiting list is an active document. As parents request for their children to be included on the list, the position of an individual child already on the list can change. A waiting list does not give priority based simply on the date an application was added to the list.

Applications for 2023

Standard in-year applications for school places in September 2023 will be considered following the Summer 2022 academic year half term school holiday. We would therefore advise that to ensure that your application will be considered for September, you apply mid-June. If you apply later in July and/or during the school holidays, there is no guarantee that your application will be processed in time for a September start.

What year group would my child be in?

If you’re looking at making an In-Year application (e.g. if you would like to change schools part way through the school year, or have just moved to Worcestershire and need a place in a Worcestershire school), you can find out what year group your child would be in on the Tier Systems and Year Groups page.