School Admissions in Worcestershire now open

School admissions Published Tuesday, 1st September 2020

Applications for school places in 2021 opened today, September 1.

Applications for school places in 2021 opened today, September 1.

This date and the process for applications for next year has not been affected by Covid-19.

The application will be open for any child due to start school for the first time, or moving to Middle or High School in September 2021.

For children applying for a place at High school, the deadline to apply is the 31 October 2020.

For Primary, First, Infant, Junior and Middle schools, parents will have until 15 January 2021.

Councillor Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Education and Skills at Worcestershire County Council, said: “Starting school or moving to middle or high school is a big step in your educational journey. We aim to make the admissions process as smooth as possible for both the pupil and their parents.

"We are pleased that with admission for September 2020, every child that applied had a place offered to them, with 9 in every 10 pupils attending their first-choice preference.

"In what might seem like uncertain times and families concentrating on children making a safe return to school, it is especially important that the deadlines for application are met to avoid missing out on a place. The importance of making an application on time cannot be stressed enough. A late application can only be considered after all those received on time.”

Letters and guides on starting school or transitioning to a new school will be sent to schools to be distributed to those eligible to transition to new schools next year.

There is a secure online system where parents can create an account and submit an application.

If you do not have access to the internet, you can get online at any Worcestershire library or if you require additional assistance please do not hesitate to talk to your school or to call School Admissions on 01905 822700.

The online system will also include guides on starting school or transitioning to a new school.

The school admissions system went live on 1 September 2020 and can be accessed at the following address: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/schooladmissions