Primary school admissions

Applying for a primary school place

You must apply between 1 November 2017 and 15 January 2018 for admissions in September 2018.

From 1 November 2017, if your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, you must apply for their reception school place for September 2018. If your child is in the last year at an infant school, you must apply for a junior school place for September 2018.

Our admissions timetable shows you when to apply, and when you can find out your offer. More information on the application process is given in our school admissions brochure.

You should complete your application in good time to have the best chance of getting a place at a school you would like your child to attend.

By applying online you will:

  • get an email acknowledgement of your application
  • be able to check which school place has been offered from April 2018

Home address

We normally process applications on the basis of the child's home address at the time of application and offer.

The home address is the address where the child is a permanent resident, or where the child is ordinarily resident. This is usually the address of the parent, or carer with parental responsibility. The adult with whom the child is ordinarily resident would receive the child benefit for the child.

You can find your street in our list of school catchment areas.

Late applications

Any application received after the closing date will be treated as a late application. This means there will be far less chance of your child being offered a place at the school you want.

We process late applications only after we have processed all the on-time applications.

If you have already applied online you will not be able to make another application. Contact us if you feel you need to make another application, or to send evidence that your application was late due to exceptional circumstances.