Primary school admissions

Applying for a primary school place

The application closing date for admissions in September 2017 was 15 January 2017.

From 1 November 2016, if your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013, you must apply for their reception school place for September 2017. If your child is in the last year at an infant school, you must apply for a junior school place for September 2017.

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. Our page of download documents and forms also includes supplemental forms for religious schools.

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.

Apply online or return to your application

By applying online you will:

  • get an email acknowledgement of your application
  • be able to check which school place has been offered from 18 April 2017

Simply login to our My Account services, select 'Education and childcare', 'School admissions' and then 'Apply online'. You can create an account if you don't already have one.

My Account services login

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.