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Apply for a secondary school place - September 2023

If your child's date of birth falls between 01/09/2011 and 31/08/2012, you will need to apply for a secondary school for September 2023

  • Application period - 12 September 2022 until 31 October 2022
  • If your application is received after 31 October 2022, it will reduce your chance of being offered your preferred school
  • Apply online and you will receive an email confirmation, once your application has been received
  • National Offer Day - 1 March 2023
  • If you apply online, you will receive an email confirmation about your child's school place sooner than if you apply by paper application form

Apply for a Secondary School Place - September 2023

You can request a paper application by emailing school.admissions@sunderland.gov.uk or by contacting our Life and Family team.  Alternatively, your child's current primary school may have a copy of the application form.

We would strongly encourage parents/carers to view the admissions to secondary school booklet before completing their application. Secondary schools hold open evenings where parents/carers can visit with their children. Date of the open evenings can be found on page 13 of the admissions to secondary school booklet. Please note that the open evenings for Red House Academy and Thornhill Academy have now been rearranged as follows Red House Academy - Tuesday 20 September 2022 at 5pm, Thornhill Academy on Monday 26 September between 4.30pm - 6.30pm, Monkwearmouth Academy will take place on Wednesday 21 September 2022 at 5pm

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