Respond to a year 7 secondary school offer

Respond to a year 7 secondary school offer

What to do when you have a new year 7 secondary school place offer and when you need to do it

You must reply by 15 March 2021 when receiving an offer for a new year 7 secondary school place offer.

Applied online

If you applied online you’ll get an email with a link to log on to the Parent Portal. When you have logged in you should either:

  • accept the place by placing a tick in the ‘accept’ box, before clicking send response
  • not accept the place and ask to go on a waiting list for a school that you applied for but did not get offered a place
  • not accept the place and request an appeal for your preferred school
  • not accept the place and tell us that the place is no longer needed  for example if your child will be attending an independent school
  • not accept the place and request new school preferences, all changes must be made in writing to your home council*

* If you live in Bristol you can't change your preference or preference order on the Parent Portal.  You need to contact School Admissions confirming your preferences, you need to tell us your first, second and third preference.  Email preferences to  school.admissions@bristol.gov.uk or send by post to School Admissions (City Hall),PO Box 3399,Bristol.BS1 9NE.

Applied by post 

If you applied by post your offer letter will include a form for you to indicate what you want to do which you must fill in and return.