Secondary school applications

You will need to request a transfer if your child already attends or has attended a secondary school but you want to transfer them to another.

If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan or statement of special educational need, there is a separate admissions process. Find more details on the Local Offer Website.

If your child is in year 6 during the 2023 - 2024 school year, you must apply for a secondary school place between 1 September 2023 and 31 October 2023. If you live in Hull, you must apply to us with your preferences of secondary schools for your child, even if the school you want is not in Hull.

If you have moved to the UK and want to apply for a school place for your child, you must check that you have a right of abode. Or, you must check that the conditions of your immigration status permit you to have access to a state funded school place. It is your responsibility as the parent to check that your children have a right to study at a state funded school.

To make your application, use the button below to register for My School Portal. You will be able to apply for a school place between 1 September and 31 October 2023. Applications can't be changed online. Make sure that you have your details correct before you submit your form.

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We will accept late applications or late changes to applications. This can be done after the closing date of 31 October 2023. They will be processed after the any that were received before the closing date. We recommend that you give 3 preferences of schools. You must complete the Common Application Form (CAF). You should then return this to the school admissions team at or post to -

Room 128
Alfred Gelder Street

If your application is late, you might not receive confirmation of your allocated school until after 22 March 2024. Late applications made after 31 October 2023 can only be made by completing an application form. This should be returned to the School Admissions team.

Sporting Aptitude Tests

Archbishop Sentamu Academy, Sirius Academy West and St Mary’s College allocate up to 10% of their published admission number based on sporting aptitude. If you want your child to take an aptitude test, details and further information are available on the school’s website. You can also find out more by contacting the school.

Applications to St Mary's College

If you have selected St Mary's College as one of your preferred schools, you are required to complete and return the Saint Marys College Additional Information Form 2024-2025 along with your online submission.

Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan

If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan, there is a separate admissions process. The Local Offer has a lot of useful information, including how to apply for your child's school place.

Selecting the right secondary school for your child

We have created a guide for parents. It contains useful information about the application process, including -

  • details about secondary schools in Hull
  • important dates for you to know
  • information on making an application

We recommend that you read the guide before you make your application.