Secondary School Applications
Information below is for pupils in Year 6 in the academic year 2023/24:
From Friday 1 September 2023
An information leaflet is distributed to parents/carers by primary schools or posted for Kirklees children attending a primary school in another local authority.
Friday 1 September 2023
Applications can be made from this date. All applications must be made online.
September and October 2023
Open evenings are held for the majority of secondary schools in Kirklees.
Tuesday 31 October 2023
This is the closing date for applications. Remember that a late application can severely reduce your chances of obtaining a place at your preferred school.
Friday 1 March 2024
Parents/carers can log on to the Kirklees parent portal from 08:30 am to see their offer of a school place and an email offer will be sent during the day to the email address the parent/carer used when submitting their application.
Friday 12 April 2024
The last day for requesting an appeal for starting community and voluntary controlled schools in September 2024. Academies, free schools, trust schools and voluntary aided schools may have different closing dates for appeals. You must contact them directly.
May 2024 onwards
Appeal hearings take place.
Tuesday 31 December 2024
Waiting lists close for community and voluntary controlled schools. Academies, free school, trust schools and voluntary aided schools may have different closing dates for waiting lists. Please contact them directly.
Heckmondwike Grammar School (HGS) Selection for September 2024
Please be aware that Heckmondwike Grammar school have confirmed the following dates for admission for pupils in September 2024.
This is for pupils who are in Y6 in the academic Year 2023/24:
Open Evenings: 21st June 2023 & 22nd June 2023
Deadline for submitting online registration form to HGS for entrance exams: 26th June 2023
Entrance Examination for HGS: 18th September 2023 (TBC)
Target date for parents to be informed of the outcome of the entrance exam: 16th October 2023
Final date for submission of common application form: 31st October 2023
Please see Heckmondwike Grammar website for further updates