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Starting primary school

Apply to start school in Year R (Reception) if your child is born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.

Apply to transfer from infant to junior school (Year 3) if your child is born between the 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 and attends an infant school.

If your child is in Year 2 in a primary school which runs from Year R to Year 6, you don't need to apply for Year 3, unless you wish your child to transfer to a junior school.

If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan or a statement of special educational needs you don’t need to apply through this admission process. Contact instead.

Key dates

Key dates for primary school admissions 2018:

Action   Date
Primary school applications open  9am, Monday 18 September 2017
Primary school applications close (national closing date)  5pm, Monday 15 January 2018
Offers sent to parents and carers (national offer date)
Emails will be sent after 4pm for those that apply online
 Monday 16 April 2018
Places must be accepted/refused  By Friday 11 May 2018
Requests to go on a waiting list and appeals must be submitted  By Friday 11 May 2018
Re-allocation of vacant places begins  Monday 21 May 2018
Re-allocation of vacant places ends  Monday 31 December 2018