Accessibility links

Listen with Browsealoud
Language selection

Apply for secondary school places online

With secondary school admissions for September 2023 open from 10am today (Monday 17 October), Bridgend County Borough Council is reminding residents that it has never been easier to submit an application.

Parents, guardians and carers of primary school pupils who are currently in Year 6 are being advised to use a fast, convenient online form to apply for their child’s place in Year 7.

The form is available in the ‘My Account’ section of the council’s website, which you can sign up to simply by providing a valid email address. The deadline for submitting an application will be 4pm on 20 January 2023, and notifications will be issued on 1 March 2023.

The council’s website features a school admissions page which offers information about applying for a space at a local secondary school, including catchment area maps in case you are not sure which school you should be applying to. Applications can be made quickly and easily by using an online form which is available as part of the council’s free My Account service.

If you don’t already have an account, all you need to do is provide a valid email address. Once you have registered, you will be able to complete the application form online.

Please remember that there is no automatic or guaranteed admission to any secondary school in the county borough, so applications that are not submitted by the 20 January deadline risk missing out on a preferred school. If your preferred school is Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School, you will need to contact the school directly to request an application form.

Councillor Jon-Paul Blundell, Cabinet Member for Education

For more information, visit

A to Z Search