If your child is due to start in reception or high school in Sep 2017 then it's time to start applying. You can find out more and apply online at
The closing date for applications are:
High School - Mon 28th Nov 2016
Reception - Mon 9th Jan 2017
It's really important that you put 3 school choices on your application. Even if you live in the catchment area of a school, that is not always a guarantee of securing a place as sometimes demand for places exceeds the number of places available. Just putting one choice on the form does not increase your chances of getting into your first choice school. The council apply criteria like distance from school, whether children have brothers or sisters already in the school and any additional needs they may have.