Apply for a school place

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Apply for a school place

How to apply for a primary and secondary school place and how to complete an in-year application to move to another school.

First, junior, primary and middle applications for September 2023

The online system for applications for Primary, First, Junior and Middle Schools for 2023 closed on Sunday 15 January 2023. You will need to make a late application.

Late application form PA1

High school applications for September 2023

View your High School Offer here

Applications for a high school places closed on 31 October 2022. You will now need to make a late application.

Late application form SA1

In-year application

Complete an in-year application

If you would like to move schools within a school year, or you have just moved to Worcestershire you will need to apply for a school place. This is called an in-year application.

You need to complete an education history form (Word). The education history from can be uploaded with your online application. More information on in-year applications can be found in the existing year groups booklet for parents.

When can I apply for a place?

A table showing key dates in the School admission timetable
School phase First or primary school Middle schools High schools
Applications open on Thursday 1 September 2022 Thursday 1 September 2022 Thursday 1 September 2022
Applications close Sunday 15 January 2023 Sunday 15 January 2023 Monday 31 October 2022
When you will be told about your school place offer Monday 17 April 2023 Monday 17 April 2023 Wednesday 1 March 2023

University Technical Colleges, Studio Schools and 14 to 19 Academies

The Government requires all Local Authorities to provide parents of children currently in Year 9, with information about schools that accept applications for places in Year 10 that are 14 to 19 schools.

Examples of these schools may be University Technical Colleges, Studio Schools, or 14 to 19 Academies. These are schools that admit children, with a normal year of entry being Year 10.

This information is not applicable to Year 10 transfers between schools within Worcestershire.

Worcestershire does not have any of these particular schools, however we are required to provide you with information should you wish to travel to these schools outside the county. This information can be found in the Information for Parents Book. This can be found in this page under booklets and guides.

Apply online

What year group will my child be in?

Year groups effective from 2022 to 2023

Child date of birth School year

01/09/2004 to 31/08/2005


01/09/2005 to 31/08/2006


01/09/2006 to 31/08/2007


01/09/2007 to 31/08/2008


01/09/2008 to 31/08/2009


01/09/2009 to 31/08/2010


01/09/2010 to 31/08/2011


01/09/2011 to 31/08/2012


01/09/2012 to 31/08/2013


01/09/2013 to 31/08/2014


01/09/2014 to 31/08/2015


01/09/2015 to 31/08/2016


01/09/2016 to 31/08/2017


01/09/2017 to 31/08/2018


01/09/2018 to 31/08/2019

Reception Sept 2023 Intake

01/09/2019 to 31/08/2020

Reception Sept 2024 Intake

01/09/2020 to 31/08/2021

Reception Sept 2025 Intake

01/09/2021 to 31/08/2022

Reception Sept 2026 Intake

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