Secondary school places and admissions

Secondary school admissions for September 2019

This information is relevant for parents who need to  make an application for a secondary school place for September 2019.

Applications can be made from Monday, 3 September 2018

You can apply for a secondary school place for September 2019 if your child is born between:

• 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008 they can start Secondary school in September 2019

Applications for the University Technical College (UTC)

Please note that from September 2018 the Local Authority is no longer coordinating admissions applications as the UTC has opted out of the LA’s coordinated scheme. As such, any parents that wish to apply for a place at the UTC for September 2019 need to apply direct to the college and need to contact the college for all details.

The closing date for application for the UTC is the 31 October 2018 and offers of places will be made by the college in January 2019.

Timeline of activity

Date Activity
3 September 2018 
​Application process opens.
Applications can be made by using the online admissions system  

27 September 2018 

Drop in session: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Swindon Borough Council, Committee Room 2, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon. SN1 2JH

8 October 2018  Drop in session: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
North Swindon Library, Orbital Centre, Thamesdown Drive, Swindon. SN25 4AN
31 October 2018 ​  ​Deadline for receiving on time applications.
Applications made after this time will be considered as late.  
14 January 2019 ​  Deadline to submit any changes of address for consideration 
1 March 2019   Offers made to parents​ 
​15 March 2019 ​  Deadline for accepting places  



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