Parent Information

Do not use the link below to make an application for a Primary or Secondary School place.  Please follow the link to the School Admissions Portal using the link on this page OR follow the link at the bottom of the School Admissions Page titled; Click here to complete an Admissions Application.

Welcome to Herefordshire Council School Admissions Portal

Please note that this website does not manage school applications for the County of HERTFORDSHIRE

Please read the important information and guidance before making an application

The Synergy Admissions Application Portal allows a Parent / Carer who lives in Herefordshire to apply for a school place for their child(ren) who are entering Primary School (Reception) or Secondary School (Year 7) phase of Education.  This portal does not currently manage applications for in year school transfers.

The application process allows a Parent / Carer to create an account, add their child(ren) to the account and select up to three school preferences. Once the application has been completed and submitted it will be available to be viewed / downloaded by the Local Authority.

At the end of the Admissions period, the Local Authority will begin allocating school places to children based upon the information submitted in the application.

Please Note: If you are not resident in Herefordshire you should apply to your home Local Authority, even if your school preferences include schools within Herefordshire. The 'home' Local Authority is defined as the Local Authority relevant to your child's home address (and to whom you pay your council tax to).

Important information: Before submitting your application you are advised to read the information & guidance relevant to your phase of education, including the 'Parent Booklet', the associated 'Transport Policy' and 'Find a School' support documentation accessed via the links on the right hand side of this page.

How to apply for a School place:

  • Click the Admissions Application link contained on the right hand side of this page
  • If you have an existing account please sign in using your User Name (email address) and password and complete steps 1-8.
  • If you require a new user account please choose 'Create an Account' and follow the steps below:
  • Enter Parent / Carer details including name, address, contact details and create a password
  • You will receive an account verification email. You must click the link within the email to verify your account details. Once verified you can sign in to your account and complete the application process.

  • Important information & guidance regarding Primary & Secondary Admissions

    Important information & guidance regarding School Transport & Finding a School

    When to apply for a School place

    The Synergy Admissions Application Portal will be open from 4 September 2023 - 31 October 2023 for Secondary School Admission Applications.

    The Synergy Admissions Application Portal will be open from 11 September 2023 - 15 January 2024 for Primary School Admission Applications.


    Please note that if you have an existing Parent Portal Account you MUST re-enter your address during the application process.

    If you do not re-enter your address, you may obtain an error which prevents you continuing with the application process.


    The Parent Portal to make applications for School Reception Year applications will be unavailable from 6am to 3pm on Monday 4th December 2023.

    This is due to essential system maintenance. Please do not attempt to access the portals during this period as your application will fail.

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    If you would like to provide feedback or require support with the application process please email:

    Alternatively please contact the Reception Admissions Officers on 01432 260926 or 01432 261574 or Secondary School Admissions Officer on 01432 260925.

    Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided on schools in this portal, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any errors that have occurred.  It is recommended that you refer to the schools website, or the school directly, to ensure you have all the information you require to make an informed decision.