Primary school admissions

Admissions timetable

The timetable for applying for a primary school place is as follows.

Starting reception school

If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, you must apply for their reception school place for September 2019.

Date What happens
Thursday 1 November 2018 Application period opens
Tuesday 15 January 2019 Application period closes for on-time applications
Tuesday 16 April 2019 Notification of offers are available from 12:30am

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

Transfer to junior school – year 3

If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012, you must apply for a junior school place for September 2019.

Date What happens
Thursday 1 November 2018 Application period opens
Tuesday 15 January 2019 Application period closes for on-time applications
Tuesday 16 April 2019 Notification of offers are available from 12:30am

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

Transfer to another school between September 2018 and July 2019

You can apply for your child's transfer to another school – called an in-year application.

Date What happens
Thursday 2 August 2018 Application period opens for the school year.

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

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

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