September 2017

  • literature and application forms will be available from the council Children and Young People Department (CYPD), schools and other outlets
  • the online application system goes live

15 January 2018

  • this is the last day that applications will be accepted by the CYPD and not treated as late

February 2018

  • information about preferences will be sent to voluntary aided and academy schools for consideration
  • voluntary aided and academy schools will provide the CYPD with their ranked applications

March 2018

  • neighbouring authorities will share information and their offers

16 April 2018

  • offer letters and emails (online applicants only) for all schools’ foundation 2 places will be sent by the CYPD

May 2018

  • late applications will then be considered

May to July 2018

  • appeals to be heard and decided

September 2018

  • children begin school in foundation 2