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School places - important dates


A summary of the key dates in the primary and secondary school place application process.

Timetable for applying for primary school places for September 2023

DateStage in application process
5 September 2022Applications open
15 January 2023Closing date for applications
17 April 2023National Offer Day - offers made
1 May 2023Deadline for parents to accept the offer of a school place (unless you do not want the place offered, there is no need for parents to take any further action)
From offer day to 8 May 2023Re-allocation Day - you can ask for your child's name to be added to a school waiting list for the 2023/2024 academic year

Timetable for applying for secondary school places for September 2023

DateStage in application process
5 September 2022Applications open
31 October 2022Closing date for applications
1 March 2023National Offer Day - offers made
15 March 2023Deadline for parents to accept the offer of a school place (unless you do not want the place offered, there is no need for parents to take any further action)
From offer day to 22 March 2023You can ask for your child's name to be added to a school waiting list for the 2023/2024 academic year
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School places and admissions
03000 265 896
Our address is:
  • School Places and Admissions
  • Children and Young People's Services
  • Green Lane
  • Spennymoor
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL16 6JQ