Deferred entry secondary transfer

You will need to request deferred entry now for transfer to secondary education in September 2024 only if your child:

  • was born between 1 April 2013 to 31 August 2013,


  • had deferred entry agreed at the point they were due to start reception if they were due to transfer to secondary school in September 2024

Important Dates

As part of this deferred entry request, you must also complete an application. Families must apply for a secondary school place for September 2024 from 1 September 2023 to 31 October 2023.

Applications submitted after 31 October 2023 will be classed as late applications. Late applications will not be processed until the offer of places which is on 1 March 2024.

Updated Department of Education guidance from 27 April 2023

If you are seeking to defer entry for your child, read our deferred entry guidance and deferred entry form.

Page last updated: 23 February 2024

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