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National Offer day to secondary school

On the 1 March 2021, Year 6 parents find out which secondary school their child has been offered.

On the national offer date of 1 March 2021, you will be sent an e-mail notifying you of the outcome of your secondary school application. You will also be able to log into the online system to view the outcome of your application from 1 March 2021. You can log in here.

Information and support relating to the offer day outcomes, including next steps, will be available on 1 March 2021 at

Appealing a school’s decision

 If your child is refused a place, you can appeal against the decision. The letter will tell you how.

You must appeal against each rejection separately. You can only appeal once against each rejection.

Preparing your appeal

The admission authority for the school must allow you at least 20 school days to appeal from when they send the decision letter.

The admission authority will set a deadline for submitting information and evidence to support your appeal. If you submit anything after the deadline, it might not be considered and may result in delays to your hearing.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre may be able to give you advice about appeals.

When the hearing will be

The admission authority must give you at least 10 school days’ notice of the hearing.

Appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for making an appeal.

You can read more about school admission appeals here.