Starting secondary school

Starting secondary school September 2018

If your child was born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007, you need to apply now for a secondary school place for September 2018.

For Admission to Secondary School in September 2018, the Government has deemed that the National Closing Date for receipt of applications is 31st October 2017. However, in agreement with its neighbouring South Yorkshire Authorities, Rotherham Authority will accept all applications for a Rotherham School received up to and including 30 November 2017 as having been received by the closing date.

IMPORTANT - other authorities may have a different closing date to Rotherham therefore if you are including a school in another Authority on your application, we strongly advise you to check this with the relevant authority as they may deem your application to be late under their admissions procedures.

The on-line application service is now closed. If you wish to amend an online application already submitted or make a new application please contact the Admissions Team.

We consider any application for a Rotherham School received after 30th November to be a late application. If your application is late, you will be far less likely to get a place at your preferred school.

If you do not live in Rotherham you should contact your local Admissions Team for further advice. Application made from non-Rotherham residents cannot be accepted.

Any reference to secondary school also includes community schools, aided schools and academies and trust schools

We are happy to talk through any queries you have.

The School Admissions Team drop-in times for Riverside House are:

  • Monday 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 1pm - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Thursday 1pm - 4.30pm
  • Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm

Pre-arranged appointment times can be made outside of these hours by telephoning 01709 823777. You can also email us at Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any thing you wish to ask or discuss.

If you applied online you can view your application below. No changes can be made at this stage. Please call Admissions on 01709 823777 if you wish to make any changes.

You can also log into your account on 1 March 2018 to see your school place offer.

View Application

Download secondary application booklet and church school forms

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