Catchment areas and closures

School catchment areas and closures

Local authorities set out catchment areas for each of their primary schools. Children living within a catchment area are normally provided with a place at the school serving that area.

Places at secondary school are also based on catchment areas. However, local authorities also send pupils from particular primary schools to linked secondary schools.

If you have a question about catchment areas, contact your local authority.

More information on school closures can be found in the school buildings section on this website.