Forms received after 15 January 2018 but before 26 February 2018
Preference forms after 15 January 2018 but before 26 February 2018 will be considered as late applications unless there's a valid reason for the application being late such as a change of address. If accepted, they'll be considered in the first allocation round on 16 April 2018. If there's no valid reason for a late application, the application will be considered in the second allocation round.
Forms received on or after 26 February 2018
Forms received on or after 26 February 2018 are treated as late applications.
The allocation process starts on 26 February 2018 which means that an application received on or after this date will, in all probability be considered in the second allocation round as it will be too late to include the application in the first round.
Many schools will be filled in the first allocation round. If the school has already been filled, your child will be added to the waiting list for that school. If the school isn't filled, your child will be allocated a place in the second allocation round.