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:
- secondary allocation - what to do now 2017 (pages 1 and 2)
- secondary allocation pages 3 and 4 - other local authorities
- secondary allocation flow chart 2017 (page 5)
- an appeal form
- secondary allocation - what to do now 2017 (page 6 - preferred choice amendment form)
If you are unsuccessful at a school in another authority please contact them directly for further information.