Admissions and Applications

Year 7 Admissions - September 2024

National Allocation Day - 1st March 2024

Gloucestershire County Council will be in contact with parents to inform them of their childs school allocation on 1st March 2024. For information on what to do if you are unhappy with the school place allocated to your child, please follow the link below for more information on what to do next.

National Allocation Day - What to do if you are unhappy with your allocated school

Timetable for Admissions Appeals 2024

Application deadline - September 2024 intake

The deadline for entry to Farmor’s in September 2024 is October 31st 2023.  In September 2023 local authorities will send out information via your child’s school explaining how to apply for a secondary school placement.

Key Dates 

September 2023

Letters sent out explaining how to apply for school places

4 September 2023

Online application facility opens

Prior 31 October 2023

Grammar School Test results sent out - all results will be sent to parents/carers by the schools, this team does not have access to the results so please direct all queries to the schools

Midnight, 31 October 2023

Closing date for applications

1 March 2024

Allocation Day & parents/carers will receive the results of the late grammar school entrance test from the grammar schools directly

Midnight, 8 March 2024

Closing date for acceptances/declines and waiting list requests

After 29 March 2024

Outcome of waiting list requests sent out

3 April 2024

Closing date for waiting list round responses

May to July 2024


Transition from primary school

The transition between primary and secondary education is a crucial period in a child’s education.  At Farmor's we have a number of activities to ensure that your child has a smooth transition, including two induction days, a visit to the majority of the primary schools to speak to the class teacher and students, a uniform trying on session and a parent information evening.

Year 6 Induction days

The Year 6 Induction Days take place during the summer term.  All pupils with a place at Farmor’s in Year 7 spend two full school days with us.  This gives them the opportunity to meet the Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral), Head of Year and Form Tutor.  Prior to their arrival they will have been assigned to their Tutor Groups for Year 7, so they are able to meet and start getting to know their new classmates.

Throughout the two days the students take part in activities that encourage the development of new friendships, building their confidence and enthusiasm for their arrival in September.  At the end of the second day they go home on the school buses that they will use in September, and this helps to allay any fears regarding transport.

Admissions to Years 8-11

Parents wishing to apply for a place in Years 8-11 are invited to make an appointment with Amanda Sampson, Head's PA, to discuss the move and be given a tour of the school.  Amanda Sampson can be contacted by either email or phone 01285 712302.  Full details of the admissions process are provided following a visit.


GCC admissions info

In Year Application Form

Gloucestershire County Council website provides information for parents about applying to schools.