How church voluntary aided, academy and free school places are decided

Download school admission priorities for this school year, supplementary information forms and draft admission priorities.

Who gets priority

Church voluntary aided, academy and free schools use their own rules, called admissions priorities, to decide which children are offered a school place first.

When applying for a place at a religious or faith school, children who have the same faith or religion usually get priority over other children who apply.

Primary schools


Secondary schools