School Transfer to a Secondary School

Please use Admissions Online to register and apply


Is your child due to transfer to a secondary school in September 2020?


From 12 September 2019 up to 31 October 2019 you can apply for a Secondary place online via the admissions online website.

Click here to Access our Admissions Online website - Please remember that you need to live in Bath and North East Somerset to use this online facility unless you are living abroad. Visas may be requested in appropriate cases where the child is a Non-EAA resident.

If you are a resident of Bath and North East Somerset you can also apply by completing a paper Secondary Application Form which you can return by post or email.  The Secondary Application Form can be downloaded and printed from the link on this page and will be available from 12 September 2019.  Alternatively you can also telephone 01225 394312 if you would prefer a form to be sent out to you.

Most children who are already in school have a Unique Identification Number (UID). Providing you live in Bath & North East Somerset and your child currently attends a maintained Junior or Primary school in Bath & North East Somerset, you will receive a letter in September 2019.  The letter contains your child's UID and information about the transfer process from their current school.  The UID number can then be used to make an application online as this makes the application process easier for you. You can still make an application without the UID number. Please be aware that for address purposes, where we have no recent updates to a child's record, we reserve the right to check other systems including Council Tax records to confirm the current address.

Please note that after the 31 October 2019 you will no longer be able to make an online transfer application for a Secondary school place in September 2020 as the online facility will have closed.

 Applications must be made to the Local Authority in which you live even if you are wanting to be considered for a place at a school situated within a different Local Authority area.


We produce a Secondary Information Booklet for parents which can be viewed from the link on this page from 12 September 2019. Please note that we no longer print hard copies of this booklet. The booklet contains essential information on how to make an application along with a number of useful contact points should you need further information. In deciding which schools you wish to give as your preferences, please read the admissions criteria for each school. This will tell you which category your application would be considered under if the school were to be oversubscribed.

One section of the booklet explains how places at all the schools within the Authority have been allocated over the past 3 years. This may help you to decide what chance you have of gaining a place should you apply.

Please remember that if you are making a paper application you must return your completed application form by 31 October 2019 for your child to be considered for a Secondary school place.



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