Starting secondary school

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Starting secondary school September 2019

If your child was born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008, you need to apply now for a secondary school place for September 2019.

The on-line application service is now open. It will close on 12 November 2018.

Please use the link below.


For Admission to Secondary School in September 2019, the Government has deemed that the National Closing Date for receipt of applications is 31st October 2018. 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 2018 as having been received by the closing date.

IMPORTANT - other authorities may have different admission arrangements 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.

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 includes aided schools and academies.

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 emailing or calling the School Admissions Team.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any thing you wish to ask or discuss.

Please apply using the button below. If you apply online you can view/change your application by logging back into your account. No changes can be made using the on-line service after 12 November. Please call Admissions if you wish to make any changes after this date.

If you submit your application online you can log into your account on 1 March 2019 to see your school place offer.

Apply Online

Download secondary application booklet and church school forms

Email the School Admissions Team

Call the School Admissions Team on 01709 823777

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