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 2012 and 31 August 2013, you must apply for their reception school place for September 2017.

Date What happens
Tuesday 1 November 2016 Application period opens
Sunday 15 January 2017 Application period closes for on-time applications
Tuesday 18 April 2017 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 2009 and 31 August 2010, you must apply for a junior school place for September 2017.

Date What happens
Tuesday 1 November 2016 Application period opens
Sunday 15 January 2017 Application period closes for on-time applications
Tuesday 18 April 2017 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 2016 and July 2017

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

Date What happens
Monday 1 August 2016 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 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.

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