What happens if you apply late for a school place
What you need to do if you miss the deadline to apply for a school place and what happens to your application.
What happens if you apply late
If you apply late for a school place we will look at your application after the other applications that were submitted on time.
It is less likely that you will be offered a place at one of the schools you listed as a preference in your application as these places may have been given to other children.
You may have to wait until after National Offer Day to get an offer of a school place.
Late with a good reason
Your application will be treated the same way as an application that was received on time if we receive it by the late with a good reason date.
Moving home within the city or moving to Brighton & Hove is an example of being late with a good reason.
As proof, please email a copy of your signed tenancy agreement or a letter from your solicitor that confirms you've exchanged contracts for a property in the city.
If you don't send any proof to us by the late with a good reason deadline your application will be treated as late.
Deadlines and important dates
Check the late with a good reason deadlines and other important dates for infant, junior, primary and secondary schools.
View our school application guides for more information.