National Offer Day 2017: We missed the deadline for secondary school applications, what are our options?

As any parent will tell you, applying for a secondary school place - especially when you have a particular school in mind - can be stressful.


But if the allocation process is already completed, then the degree of worry you may be feeling will undoubtedly ratchet up a few notches. 


Local councils start the application process on differing dates, but normally they open at the beginning of the autumn term, the year before your child is due to start the school. 


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