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Starting Secondary & In Year Admissions

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Admissions - Transferring from Primary to Secondary School

Bishopshalt is a very popular school and each year we are hugely over subscribed.  Our published admission number (PAN) for Years 7 to 11 is 186 pupils per year group.  This number is decided by an audit of the schools' facilities and how many children we can reasonably accommodate to ensure the best level of education for everyone allocated a place at the school.  On average, we receive between 1100 to 1300 applications every year for 186 Year 7 places.  

In order to allocate these places fairly we have a detailed Admissions Policy which is strictly followed. It is also set out in our Prospectus Part 3 (see Section Three below) and the aim of this booklet is to help you make your application.

It sets out our procedures and the way we go about assessing each application. We have included some of the most common questions that parents ask about the way we make our decisions. 

Part One - content under revision
Exam Results Sept 2023
Part Three - applying for a place for Sept 2024 entry

Our Admissions Policy, which deals in a more formal way with every detail of the admissions procedure, can be found in the Key Information section here.  It is the content of this policy that we apply in dealing with all applications. We advise you to read it carefully.

Important dates for parents applying for Year 7 places for September 2024. 

Closing Date for Applications:

Online Applications must be submitted by 31 October 2023.

Any paper applications must be received by the Admissions Team at the Civic Centre by 5pm on 31st October.  The Borough Admissions Team strongly recommend that parents submit all applications by 23rd October to ensure it is received.

Sibling application information (if the Year 6 student has a brother or sister of a child already at Bishopshalt School)


Offers for Sept 2024 admission will be sent out on 1 March 2024.

Acceptance Date: 15 March 2024

Acceptance of your place must be sent to: Your home LEA (where you pay your council tax) by 15 March 2024.


Deadline for submission of an Appeal - Thursday 28 March 2024.  Forms must be requested from Bishopshalt School.

Appeals will be accepted after this deadline but they maybe heard at a later date. 

Further information regarding the appeals process

In Year Applications and Application Form

If your child has already made the transition to secondary school, and you wish to apply for a place in Years 7 - 11 (for example, if you have recently moved house), you should complete the form below.  Details of how to return your application to Bishopshalt can be found on the form.  We also recommend that you read our Prospectus Part 3 and Admissions Policy.

In Year Admissions Form