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 2015 and 31 August 2016, you must apply for their reception school place for September 2020.

Date What happens
Friday 1 November 2019 Application period opens
Wednesday 15 January 2020 Application period closes for on-time applications
Thursday 16 April 2020 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 2012 and 31 August 2013, you must apply for a junior school place for September 2020.

Date What happens
Friday 1 November 2019 Application period opens
Wednesday 15 January 2020 Application period closes for on-time applications
Thursday 16 April 2020 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 2019 and July 2020

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

Date What happens
Thursday 25 July 2019 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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