If your child turns 11 between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021, then they will transfer to secondary school at the start of the new school year in September 2021. The admissions applications window for secondary schools opened on 1 st August...
School admissions can be a particularly nail biting experience for parents who want to get their children into the best school possible and the best school closest to where they live. If a child is denied a place in a school on the grounds of oversubscription, this can be even more distressing.
Often, parents are under the impression that their location to a school will automatically dictate as to whether their child can attend their first choice of school. Unfortunately this is not the case as current legislation only allows parents and guardians to exercise their entitlement to state their preferences of school rather than entitling their child a place at any particular school.
In short, no child is guaranteed a place at any school regardless of their location.