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 2013 and 31 August 2014, you must apply for their reception school place for September 2018.

Date What happens
Wednesday 1 November 2017 Application period opens
Monday 15 January 2018 Application period closes for on-time applications
Monday 16 April 2018 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 2010 and 31 August 2011, you must apply for a junior school place for September 2018.

Date What happens
Wednesday 1 November 2017 Application period opens
Monday 15 January 2018 Application period closes for on-time applications
Monday 16 April 2018 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 2017 and July 2018

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

Date What happens
Tuesday 1 August 2017 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.