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11/10/2018 - Have you applied for a secondary school place?

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High school open days

If you’re a parent of a pupil in Year 6, you have until 31 October 2018 to apply for a high school place for September 2019. You must apply for a school place even if:

  • ​you have already made an earlier application direct to the school
  • your preferred school is not in Luton
  • your preferred school is a faith school, a foundation school, an academy or a free school​
To assist you with completing your application please read our ‘How to Apply for a School Place for September 2019 Guide’. 

The quickest way to apply for a school place is online on our admissions page, following the easy step by step instructions. You also get an automatic confirmation to show your application has been submitted and the added bonus of being able to change your preference at any time up to the 31 October closing date.

If you apply online, there is no need to complete a paper application. If you specify Cardinal Newman Catholic School when applying online, you must also download a copy of the school’s supplementary form and provide your child’s original baptismal certificate. 

If you can’t apply online you can get an application form and copy of the guidance from your local junior or primary school or from the council’s Admissions Team. Your completed application must be submitted by 31 October 2018. Late applications will not be considered until after all applications submitted on time are reviewed.

Councillor Mahmood Hussain, Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People, said: “If you have not yet applied for a secondary school place for your child, please do not delay and apply now. Luton Council is committed to fair admission arrangements that enable schools to foster high achievement and access for all.

“We will always try our best to meet your first choice of school however we would advise parents to refer to our guide, which provides useful information about schools and also the admission criteria, which will aid you in making realistic choices.”
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