Schools and education

The guide for parents

The Guide for Parents

Download the latest Guide for Parents which has been updated for starting school in September 2020 (if you referred to the guide prior to 12 September, we recommend you recheck it before making an application).

Our guide helps parents and carers who have children starting or changing:

  • primary/infant school
  • junior school
  • secondary school

Please note, the guide only includes maps of primary school catchment areas. You can download all school catchment area maps or view school catchment areas online.

School admissions and appeals

Our guide contains information on school admissions and appeals processes as well as information on 'in-year' applications for school places, admissions statistics and oversubscription criteria.

See further information on the schools admissions process including:

School catchment areas

When making an application, please visit our School Catchment Area page for guidance on which school is your local 'catchment' school.

Also see

School Services

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Telephone: 01904 551554