Applying for Secondary

Rosebrook Primary School

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If you are a resident of the Borough you will need to apply for a school place through Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, even if your preferred school is in another Borough.

We are responsible for coordinating the processing of all applications for school places in community, Voluntary-Aided (VA), academies and free schools.


Admission to Secondary school in 2021

Please note the application round for your child to start secondary school in September 2021 has now closed (31 October 2020). You can still view the Citizen Portal but you cannot make any changes to your application. If you haven’t done already, you can still apply using a Late paper application form and return to the School Admissions team.

Download a Secondary Late Application Form

If you have any queries regarding a secondary school place, or your child does not attend one of our primary schools, please contact the Schools Admissions Team. For further guidance view the Admissions to Secondary Schools 2021 booklet.

You can also read the Secondary Schools leaflet here.

Key dates for secondary school admissions 2021

1 September 2020
Letter is sent to parents/guardians with information on how to apply. The online application link will open.

31 October 2020
The closing date for applications. The online link will close and any paper applications received after this date will be marked 'late' and will only be considered after places have been allocated to all of the applications received by the closing date.

1 March 2021
A letter will be sent to parents/carers who submitted a paper application form informing them of the school they been offered for their child. Parents/carers who apply on-line and if they chose (ticked) the option to receive an email will be informed by email only.

May/June 2021
Admission Appeal hearings will take place.

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