Secondary school applications are open

If your child was born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2005, they will be due to transfer to Secondary School in September 2016. You can apply online:

19 June 2015 - 31 October 2015.

Apply for a school place

Calderdale Council co-ordinates admissions to all schools within Calderdale. If you live within Calderdale , you must complete a Calderdale online application, even if you wish to choose a school outside the Calderdale area as one of your preferences. Parents of children resident outside Calderdale, who want to apply for a Calderdale school must apply through their home local authority.

To apply online is easy:

Apply for a school place online

If you require any additional assistance with applying for a school place then chat online with one of our dedicated customer care advisers.

Before you apply

  1. Check Admission process for key dates and frequently asked questions
  2. Find schools: Search for schools in Calderdale
  3. Preference up to five schools - you can find out more about Calderdale schools by checking:
    1. Admission criteria including catchment areas and feeder schools
    2. Admission figures
    3. National performance tables
    4. OFSTED Reports|External link
    5. Open evenings
    6. Travel to school
    7. Search for schools


Parents who are not happy with the school place they have been offered can request the name of their child to be added to a re-allocation list for school places. For more information, go to Re-allocations.

Late applications

Late applications will be considered after all applications received before the closing date. For more information, go to Late applications.

In-year transfers

If you wish to transfer your child to another school or if you need a school place at any time other than transferring from nursery to primary school, or from primary school to secondary school, you will need to apply as an in-year transfer. For more information, go to In-year transfers.

Last Updated: 28/09/2015