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Suffolk County Council online applications

You can apply for:

  • Free school meals - once your child attends school or has a confirmed school place

  • Home to school travel - when you've a confirmed school place.

  • Primary school places from 12 September 2019. Full details below under School places.

Home to school travel

To check if your child may be eligible for SCC funded school travel in the current school year, please go to You must put the date you wish to travel from on the application. The date should be between 1 September 2019 to 22 July 2020.

For children starting at a new school in September 2020, information about how and when you can opt-in (apply) will be provided in your school place offer letter (please visit our website for further information and offer dates).

Important: Please ensure that your child’s details are correct in the “my family” section before completing your application.

School places

You can apply for:

  • The closing date for Secondary school applications has now passed.

  • A Primary school place, including an infant, junior and middle school, to start in the 2020/2021 school year by the closing date of Wednesday 15 January 2020.

Visit for further information about school place applications.

Recommendations before using the online school place portal

  1. The following web browsers are supported: Internet Explorer v11 (32 & 64 bit); Safari; Google Chrome (latest version) and Edge.

  2. The online portal will timeout after 20 minutes. Please ensure you have all information to hand when completing your application. Your application will be saved each time the ‘next/ continue’ button is selected. If a timeout occurs you will need to login again to recommence the application form.

  3. Whilst it is possible to use mobile devices to complete your application there are a number of questions and fields to complete. We recommend that a larger screen device is used, e.g. PC , laptop, notebook etc. and not mobile phone devices.

Contacting School Admissions

If you experience any problems whilst using the online School Admissions Service or you are unable to complete and submit your application please contact the Admissions Team on 0345 600 0981 (Monday - Thursday between 8:45am and 5:00pm and Friday between 8:45am and 4:20pm.)