Apply for a secondary school place


Secondary school places 2019/20

For children born between 1st September 2007 and 31st August 2008

At the beginning of September 2018 the Admission Team will visit all mainstream primary schools within the Borough of Hartlepool to talk to Year 6 pupils about moving up to secondary school.  During the visit, application letters will be given to all pupils in Year 6.  If your child is absent, or doesn't attend a mainstream school in Hartlepool, you will receive their letter by post.

The application period is between 1st September 2018 and 31st October 2018  You can make your application on-line from 17th September 2018 to 31st October 2018.  Before you submit your application please read the Education in Hartlepool Booklet - September 2019 carefully.  The booklet provides information on the admission process, key dates and lots of information which you may find useful.

To secure your child's place at secondary school, you must submit your application (along with any supporting documents such as a baptism certificate) by 31st October 2018.  If your application is received after this deadline, we will treat it as late and deal with it after the applications which were received on time.

School Admissions On-line

To apply on-line, simply enter the site by clicking here, and follow the step-by-step instructions.  Please note, only Hartlepool residents can apply through the Hartlepool site.  If you reside outside of Hartlepool, please apply to your home authority (i.e. the council which you pay your council tax to).

The benefits of applying on-line are:

  • Simple step-by-step instructions
  • Change your application at any time until the deadline for receiving applications
  • Your application will automatically be confirmed by e-mail
  • Find out on-line which school place we have offered your child
  • Register that you still have an interest in a school

The on-line admissions site has undergone some security enhancements which include a change to the allocation of passwords and general registration process.  It may therefore be necessary for some previous users of this system to re-register with the site in order to comply with the enhanced security.

* If you would prefer to submit your application on a paper application form, please download the application form or contact the School Admissions Team on 01429 523768.

School admissions brochures

The following brochures explain everything you need to know about obtaining a place for your child.

Contact us

Should you require any further assistance in relation to secondary school admissions please contact School Admissions on 01429 523768, or email