There's a maximum number of children that can be admitted to a school in each year group. If you aren't offered a place at your preferred school it will be because the school received more applications than places available. When this happens the school is said to be oversubscribed and places have to be allocated in strict order of priority, according to the oversubscription criteria.
If an application is received after the closing date and treated as late, the application will not have been considered until all on-time applications have been processed.
You do have the right to appeal against the decision.
On the national offer day we will send you, by second class post, a letter which will include either:
- Secondary school allocation - what to do now
- Primary/infant allocation - what to do now
- Junior allocation - what to do now
- An appeal form
If you are unsuccessful at a school in another authority please contact them directly for further information.