Secondary School Admissions Applications

(Primary School Applications will open 09 November 2023)

For children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 and in their final year of primary or junior secondary school applications must be made by 31 October 2023.
This also includes Year 8 to 9 transfers for Middle to Secondary Schools
The online facility is open from 8 September 2023. You must apply by 31 October 2023.

All secondary schools in Wolverhampton provide numerous opportunities for you and your child to visit before expressing a preference. Applications should be made online, a Parent’s Guide (available in the download section) is available to help you make your application.

Apply online via The City of Wolverhampton Parents Portal.

Apply online here

Before making your application please ensure that you have read and understood the Secondary Education in Wolverhampton booklet (available in the download section) which contains important information about making your school place application.

Applications must be made by the national closing date for applications of 31 October 2023. Making an application after the closing date can reduce the chance of your child gaining a place at one of your preferred school choices.

You are allowed to express a preference for five schools. Due to the popularity of Wolverhampton schools, you are encouraged to use all five preferences.
In addition to the online application, if you are applying to the following schools you are required to complete an additional Supplementary Information Form. The form should be completed and returned direct to the school:

  • Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Academy (in the download section)
  • St Edmund's Catholic Academy (in the download section)
  • St. Peter's Collegiate School (in the download section)
  • St Regis Church of England Academy
  • The Royal School, Wolverhampton

Applying online has the following benefits:

  • Applications are made through a secure website
  • Applications can be viewed/edited online up to the closing date for applications (31 October 2023)
  • Applicants can access their child's school place allocation online on 1 March 2024 rather than having to wait for the post

Further Information

Further advice on the transfer process is available from the Admissions and Appeals Team on 01902 551122 or email

Wolverhampton City Council (the ‘council’) respects your privacy rights and is committed to ensuring that it protects your details, the information about your dealings with the council and other information about you available to the council (‘your information’).In accordance with the UK Data Protection Law, the council will use your information, for the purpose of processing your application for a school place, to (a) deal with your requests and administer its departmental functions; (b) meet its statutory obligations; and (c) prevent and detect fraud. The council may share your information (but only the minimum amount of information necessary to do the above and only where it is lawful to do so) with other departments within the council (including the elected Members), central Government departments, law enforcement agencies, statutory and judicial bodies, community service providers and contractors that process data on its behalf. The council may also use and disclose information, that does not identify individuals, for research and strategic development purposes. For further information about your information rights please see the Council’s privacy notice.