Offers of a secondary school place
Offers of a secondary school place for September 2022 were sent out on 1 March 2022.
Your child should have received one offer of a school place. If he/she could not be offered a place at one of your preferred schools, he/she has been offered a place at the nearest school to your home address that has places available.
How you receive your school place offer
If you completed your application online, you should receive an email with an offer of a school place. If you haven't received an email, log in to the Parent Portal.
If you completed a paper application you will receive an offer of a school place by letter.
Accept your offer
If you wish to accept the school place offered, you need take no further action.
Only contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not wish to accept the offer of the place made.
What to do if you are not happy about the school place offered
Appeal against a school place offer
To appeal for a place at the school you want your child to attend contact us to speak to an appeals officer.
Go on a school's waiting list
You can Ask to be put on a school's waiting list at an over-subscribed school.
What to do if you still haven't applied for a secondary school place for 2022
The closing date to apply for a secondary school place for this September was 31 October 2021. If you have not yet applied, contact us for an application form.
Primary and Secondary School Admissions Guide
Our admissions guide explains everything you need to know about obtaining a place for your child.
Report from local authorities to the Schools Adjudicator
Every year we are asked to submit a report to the Schools Adjudicator in order to provide an overview of school admissions in our area. This is our latest report:
- School places and admissions
- 03000 265 896
Our address is:
- School Places and Admissions
- Children and Young People's Services
- Green Lane
- County Durham
- United Kingdom
- DL16 6JQ