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School admissions

Parents must apply for a school place for every child moving from nursery to reception, or primary to secondary school. You can apply for a school place online when you've received your application pack. The school admissions FAQs page answers some common questions about admissions.

Overseas nationals entering the UK who want to apply for a place at a state-funded school must make sure they have 'right of abode', or that the conditions of their immigration status allow them to access a state-funded school. It is parents' responsibility to check this when applying for a school place. Find out more about right of abode.

More information about school applications for foreign national children and children resident outside England is available on GOV.UK.

Primary school admissions

Details on the admission process and how to apply for a primary school place.

Secondary school admissions

Details on the admission process and how to apply for a secondary school place.

Online admissions

Applying online for school places is quick and easy with our online admissions system.

School admission zones

All Middlesbrough primary schools and some secondary schools use admissions zones.

Key school admissions documents

Guidance and documents for parents on how to apply for school places in Middlesbrough.

School transfers

Information on moving between schools within Middlesbrough, or children moving into Middlesbrough.

School admissions policies

Key documents and policies explaining how the school admission process works.

School admissions allocation statistics

Data for school places for primary school and secondary school intakes for the last 6 years.

School admissions FAQs

Details about our most frequently asked questions about the school admissions procedure.

Contact school admissions

Key contact details for Middlesbrough's school admissions team.

Appeals procedure

If a school cannot offer your child a place, you'll have the opportunity to appeal against the decision.

Atypical age range admission schools

Atypical age schools normally take pupil admissions from ages 14-15 (year 10).

Choice Advice Service

Independent, advice, guidance and support to parents and carers in relation to education choices.

Choosing a school

Guidance for parents and guardians on how to choose a school for your child.