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Transfer to Secondary School in September 2018

If you live in Cumbria and your child was born between 1st September 2006 and 31st August 2007, they will be due to transfer to secondary school in September 2018.  You must apply to Cumbria County Council for a secondary school place, under the Local Authority's Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.

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The closing date for applications is 31st October 2017. 

Before you apply for a school place, please make sure that you have read through the booklet 'Transfer to Secondary School in Cumbria' below.  If you need a hard copy of the booklet, please contact the School Admissions and Appeals Team (contact details available on the right-hand side) and we will send a copy to you.  Copies are also available to view in all infant and primary schools and public libraries in Cumbria.  Pages 9-10 of the booklet explains what happens to applications received after the closing date of 31st October 2017.

You can complete a Word version of the application form and return it by email to:  or you can print a (PDF) version, complete it by hand and return to your child's current school.  You can also request a copy of the form from the School Admissions and Appeal Team (contact details available on the right-hand side).


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If you are unable to apply online, you can either complete the WORD version of form SA3 below, which can be completed electronically and sent to School Admissions via e-mail, or download the PDF version and return it to either your child's current school or send it to School Admissions at the address shown on our website.

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If you live outside Cumbria, you need to apply through your own Local Authority, even if you want to apply for a place in a Cumbrian school.  You must confirm that you have read the booklet and provided accurate information before submitting your application.

Contact Details

School Admissions and Appeals
Children & Families Services
Cumbria County Council
Cumbria House
117 Botchergate

Telephone: 01228 221582