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Apply for a secondary school place

Secondary school places for September 2021

If you applied online you will receive an email with your offer on the 1 March 2021.  You will also be able to view your offer online.

If you applied after the closing date you may not receive your offer until later in March.

We cannot confirm offers with you over the telephone due to data protection. 

Paper application forms

If you submitted a paper application form you will receive your offer by post, which may arrive after 1 March.

What happens next

You do not need to confirm the place with us.

The school or academy may contact you to confirm the place - please respond if they contact you directly.

If the offer is not one of your preferred schools or academies this is because other applicants had higher priority within the determined admission arrangements. 

You will have the right of appeal - please see the School appeals page for further information.

Late applications

If you have not yet applied you should complete a paper application. This is available from Blackpool Council school admissions, telephone 01253 476637. 

You can check the table below to see when to apply based on your child's date of birth:

Application dates
Child born betweenStarts secondary schoolApply between
1 September 2009 - 31 Aug 2010 September 2021 September 2020 - October 2020
1 September 2010 - 31 Aug 2011 September 2022 September 2021 - October 2021


School admissions team

PO Box 4, Blackpool, FY1 1NA
Telephone 01253 476637/01253 476474