Portsmouth parents urged to get online as school applications open

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Portsmouth City Council 2016The application window for parents to apply for school places opens on Monday 9th September for children moving to junior school and secondary school.

Parents have plenty of time to apply online - the application deadlines are:

  • Transfer to secondary: Monday 9 September 2019 until midnight Thursday 31 October 2019.
  • Transfer to junior: Monday 9 September 2019 until midnight on 15 January 2020.

Parents can apply online at

Stressing the need for parents to apply before the deadline, Cllr Suzy Horton, Cabinet Member for Education at Portsmouth City Council, commented: "I appreciate what a crucial decision this is, so I urge parents to apply online before the deadline otherwise there will be a real impact on the chances of children getting a place at their preferred school. The online application process is quick and easy to use."

Where applications cannot be made online for any reason, parents should come to the City Helpdesk in the Civic Offices for assistance.

There is an 'Information for Parents 2020/21' booklet online with guidance on schools and the admissions process which can be viewed online at
Portsmouth City Council's admissions team can be contacted on 02392 688 008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if parents need any further advice.

School places will be offered to those who applied online by the closing date to transfer to secondary school on Monday 2nd March 2020. Those that apply to transfer to junior school online, will be made an offer on Thursday 16th April 2020.

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