Shropshire Council

Transferring to secondary school

Children who are in year 6 at primary school will transfer to secondary school the following September and must make an application.

When to apply

Use the information in the table below to work out when your child is due to transfer to secondary school.

Child born between Transfer to secondary school in Apply for a place from Closing date for applications
01/09/2009 - 31/08/2010 September 2021 September 2020 31 October 2020 

01/09/2010 - 31/08/2011

September 2022 September 2021 31 October 2021
01/09/2011 - 31/08/2012 September 2023 September 2022 31 October 2022

Please note, applications received after the closing dates stated, without exceptional reasons, are not considered until all the applications received on time have been allocated.

How to apply

Guidance on how to apply can be found here.

The closing date for secondary school applications has now passed, and it's not possible to make an online application. To make an application now please complete the late application and send to Please indicate if there is a reason the application is being made after the closing date, eg a house move. Applications received after the closing date are classed as late unless there are exceptional circumstances, and may result in a school place not being allocated at you preferred school.

Go to the late application form »

Why apply online?

  • It's quick and easy
  • You receive an email to confirm your application has been received
  • You can change your application up to the closing date
  • It's available 24 hours a day, seven days a week