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.


Applying 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
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    Important information & guidance regarding School Transport & Finding a School
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    Applying for a School Place

    The online portal is now open for Primary and Secondary School Applications.

    Some parents using the portal are experiencing technical issues regarding their address format - Please read the information below before logging in to the online application portal.

    •  Parents requiring a new user account - please choose 'Create an Account' and follow the steps.
    •  Parents that have an existing account please log in to your account and follow steps 1-5 below:

    1. Click 'Update Address' on Page 1 - Applicant Details

    2. Enter your postcode (example HR4 0LE)

    3. Select your address using the drop down arrows and choose 'Confirm Selected' to save the address

    4. Press 'Save and Continue' on Page 1 - Applicant Details

    5. Proceed with the application on Pages 2-8







    If you would like to provide feedback or require support with the application process please email: schooladmissions@herefordshire.gov.uk.

    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.