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Starting primary school

Apply to start school in Year R (Reception) if your child is born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016.

Apply to transfer from infant to junior school (Year 3) if your child is born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 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 do not 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 2020:

Action   Date
Primary school applications open  9am, Monday 9 September 2019
Primary school applications close (national closing date)  5pm, Wednesday 15 January 2020
Offers sent to parents and carers (national offer date)
Emails will be sent after 4pm for those that apply online
 Thursday 16 April 2020
Places must be accepted/ refused  By Friday 15 May 2020
Requests to go on a waiting list and appeals must be submitted  By Friday 15 May 2020
Re-allocation of vacant places begins  Monday 1 June 2020
Re-allocation of vacant places ends  Thursday 31 December 2020