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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 2022

DateStage in application process
6 September 2021Applications open
15 January 2022Closing date for applications
19 April 2022Offers made (unless you do not want the place offered, there is no need for parents to take any further action)
From 10 May 2022You can ask for your child's name to be added to a school waiting list for the 2022/2023 academic year

Timetable for applying for secondary school places for September 2022

DateStage in application process
6 September 2021Applications open
31 October 2021Closing date for applications
1 March 2022Offers made (unless you do not want the place offered, there is no need for parents to take any further action)
From 23 March 2022You can ask for your child's name to be added to a school waiting list for the 2022/2023 academic year
Contact us
School places and admissions
03000 265 896
Our address is:
  • School Places and Admissions
  • Children and Young People's Services
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
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  • DH1 5UJ
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