Allocated school places for September 2023

Secondary school places for September 2023 will be announced on 1 March.

Primary school places for September 2023 will be announced on 17 April.

If you applied online, you will be able to view your allocated school place on the Citizens Portal from midnight on the national offer day. We will also email you on the same day unless you have stated otherwise.

If you applied by post and did not request to receive your outcome by email, we will post you a letter on the national offer day. This will be sent second class so may take a few days to get to you.

Accepting your school place

If you are happy with your allocated school place, you will need to accept it.

Accepting the offer will secure the school place. You can still ask to be added to waiting lists, make new preferences and appeal.

If you applied online you can accept it through the Citizens Portal.

If you applied by post you can accept it by filling in the response form - included with your outcome letter - and sending it back to us.

Please read our statement of options before accepting your school place.

Rejecting your offer

Rejecting the offer will mean that a place will not be held for your child and may be offered to another applicant. If you reject a school place, we strongly encourage you to submit new preferences and/or go on to waiting lists.

An alternative school place will not automatically be offered unless a new application is received. By offering a school place, we have fulfilled our statutory duty, and it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to ensure that their child is in receipt of education.

Waiting lists

If you would like to be added to the waiting list you must contact us to let us know. You are not added automatically.


You can appeal for any school you have applied for and been refused a place at. If you decide to appeal, your child’s name will automatically be added to the waiting list.

Appealing does not affect your child’s place on a waiting list.

New preferences

You can make new preferences by applying again using a paper application form.

If a place can be offered from the new application, any school place already offered or accepted will automatically be withdrawn.

You will be informed of the outcome of your new application during the next round of offers.

Offer day timeline

A timeline of important dates is available in the parent guide. This includes:

  • when to respond to the offer by
  • closing and offering dates for the second admissions round
  • when appeals start to be heard

Places available

There are some schools in North Somerset which may have places available.  This information, however, is not guaranteed. We cannot confirm that a place will be offered if you apply for it, as other families may be applying as well.

Oversubscribed schools

We have published details of how places were offered at oversubscribed schools for the September 2023 intake.