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18 June 2020 (by Lois Kozlowski (Admin2))

This applies to children currently in Year 5 who are due to start secondary school in September 2021.Parents will be able to apply for their child’s Secondary School place from Thursday 18 June 2020.

Parents with children resident in Calderdale will need to apply for a school place online at www.calderdale.gov.uk/admissions. Parents of children resident outside of Calderdale will need to submit their application to their home local authority. Please do not complete a Calderdale online application as this will not be accepted.

Parents/guardians may view or amend their online application throughout the preferencing period from 18 June 2020 until 31 October 2020. An automated email will be sent to the parent/guardian as acknowledgment of receipt. Parents/guardians may also request that the offer of a school place is received by email.

If you would like your child to be considered for a place at one or both of the Calderdale grammar schools, you will need to complete a registration form by 3 September 2020. This is available on the website of the two grammar schools, www.nhgs.co.uk and www.crossleyheath.org.uk. Only one registration form needs to be completed, even if you would like to apply for both schools. If you do not register, your child will not be able to sit the admissions test.

If would like your child to be considered for a place at Trinity Academy, Halifax or Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge, you will need to complete a Fair Banding Assessment registration form. More details are available on the schools’ websites https://sowerby.trinitymat.org and https://halifax.trinitymat.org

If you would like your child to be considered for a place at Rastrick High School(www.rastrick.calderdale.sch.uk) under their music criterion, The Brooksbank School (www.bbs.calderdale.sch.uk) under their sports criterion or Trinity Academy, Halifax
(https://halifax.trinitymat.org) under their church criterion, a supplementary application form will need to be completed. These supplementary forms are available on the individual schools websites.

Offers of school places will be made on National Offer Day, which is Monday 1 March 2021.

If you require any help or advice, please contact the Admissions Team on 01422 392617 before you complete the online application.