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Application Dates and Deadlines 2023

If you are planning on applying for a public school or concertada place for your child this year, or intend to change your child from one school to another, below you will find the various dates and deadlines for the different stages of the process.

3rd March 2023: initial offer of places.

Publication of the number of school places per centre and year. Find the searchable map here.

6th - 20th March 2023: application period for Infantil and Primària (8th to 20th March for those entering ESO)

Families can submit their application at any point during this period.

22nd March 2023: deadline for supplying any documentation that is missing.

21st April 2023: list of applications with their provisional scores.

At the end of the application period, the schools study each of the requests they have received. They analize the data, the priority criteria that families have asked to be taken into account, and also the supporting documents. They then publish the list of applications with the provisional points. The applications are sorted alphabetically in this list with the score received by each applicant next to each applicant’s name.

21st - 27th April 2023: submission of objections.

If you detect any error in the points assigned to your application, you can make an objection during this period.

3rd May 2023: List of applications with their respective (updated) scores.

Once all the objections have been resolved, each centre publishes the final list of applications with the corresponding score and tiebreak number.

9th May 2023 at 11am : the lottery.

The number of places in each school is limited. If the number of applications exceeds the number of students that the school can accommodate, it is necessary to have a lottery for applications that have the same score. To do this, a number is drawn by lot from which all requests tied in points are sorted, taking into account the tiebreaker number that has been assigned to each application. The draw will take place at the central services of the Department of Education at 11am.

11th May 2023: definitive sorted list.

After the draw, the list of applications for the allocation of places is drawn up. To make this list, students with specific educational needs are first considered; then the rest of the students, taking into account the scores of each application, from highest to lowest and finally the tiebreak (lottery) number that the student was assigned. Please note however, that this is not the final list of admitted students. It does not take into account applications from children with special educational needs who would get priority over punctuation scores or, in the case of students in 1st of ESO, those who had not put the school in first position but have priority access before others because they go to a feeder school. conected to the secondary school (institut).

From 29 May to 1 June 2023: extension of pre-registration requests for students without an assigned place.

If no place has been assigned for students in I3 (P3) or 1st of ESO, or the applicant in other year groups has expressly said they want an assignació d'ofici, they are offered the opportunity to extend their requests to schools that still have places free. The final allocation of places is made taking into account these requests.

June 9, 2023: publication of number of school places per school and year.

June 12, 2023: publication of the list of admitted students and the waiting list

Matriculation Period - 20th - 28th June 2023

For students from I3 (P3) - ESO4 this is when you go to the school you have been assigned and officially accept the place you have been offered. You will need to bring all the documentation supplied as part of the application process as well as vaccination records and a copy of your child's health card.

If you need help with any aspect of the application process, get in touch.

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