When to apply, dates for offers, appeals and waiting lists for new year 7 secondary school place for 2023

The important dates for new year 7 secondary applications are:


31 Oct Final date for applications
4 Nov Final date for changes of address 
14 Nov Applications sent to the relevant local authority
25 Nov Applications  sent to Bristol own admission authority schools 
6 Jan Own admissions authority schools send lists of pupils to be offered or refused places and how places were allocated at their schools in ranked order to Bristol Local Authority
10 Feb Local authorities sent details of pupils allocated places in Bristol schools
24 Feb Schools sent details of final offers for their school up to their admission number
1 Mar   Offers of a school place sent to parents and carers, including offers from other Local Authorities and own authority schools
By 15 Mar   Parents and carers must respond to the offer of a school place
21 Apr    Schools sent details of offers accepted by parents and carers
15 Mar to 21 Apr Late applications, on-time applicants wanting a place at their preferred schools and of places not accepted are exchanged between Local Authorities for second round allocations.
5 May  Deadline for on-time appeals where we present appeals on behalf of the school or academy
May to July 2023 School appeals held