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Transferring to Secondary School – September 2021

3:10 pm, Friday, 11th September 2020 - 2 months ago

Children and families

All children who started in Year 6 this September will be eligible to transfer to secondary school (for starting Year 7) in September 2021. The application process has now opened.

All information on how to apply is available on the North East Lincolnshire Council website and has been issued to all primary schools in North East Lincolnshire to display on their websites. The closing date for applications is Saturday 31 October 2020.

Parents/carers can apply online for a school place; on line applications can be made using the “Apply for it” link on the home page of North East Lincolnshire Council’s website at:  Application forms and associated information are also available to download from the website.

Due to the current restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and carers are advised to apply online wherever possible however those who prefer to complete a paper application form can request one from their child’s primary school or from the School Admissions Team. Paper forms can be returned to the parent/carer’s primary school or to the School Admissions Team, Civic Offices, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 8LN.

Please note that some primary schools are currently not allowing children to take letters home or bring forms back into school. Therefore, you are advised to check your child’s school website for information on the application process.

This year secondary schools’ open evenings will be virtual; please check individual secondary schools’ websites for details.

Secondary school places will be allocated on Monday 1 March 2021 for all applications which are received by the closing date, Saturday 31 October 2020.

The local authority’s School Admission Team is available to offer impartial advice and guidance to parents/carers via email at or by telephone: (01472) 326291 (option 4).

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