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 2017 and 31 August 2018, you must apply for their reception school place for September 2022.

Date What happens
Monday 1 November 2021 Application period opens
Saturday 15 January 2022 Application period closes for on-time applications
Tuesday 19 April 2022 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 2014 and 31 August 2015, you must apply for a junior school place for September 2022.

Date What happens
Monday 1 November 2021 Application period opens
Saturday 15 January 2022 Application period closes for on-time applications
Tuesday 19 April 2022 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 2021 and July 2022

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

Date What happens
Thursday 21 July 2021 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. We work to process in-year applications within 10 school days.

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