Dates for applying for primary school

You can apply for your child to start school in year R (reception) if they were born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.

You can apply to transfer from infant to junior school (year 3) if your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 and goes to 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. You will only need to apply if you want your child to transfer to a junior school.

If your child has an education, health and care (EHC) plan or a statement of special educational needs you will need to complete a different form. More about applying for a school place for a child with an EHC plan

Key dates for primary school admissions 2022

  • primary school application opens: 9am on Monday 6 September 2021
  • primary school application closes (national closing date): 5pm on Saturday 15 January 2022
  • offers sent to parents and carers (national offer date): 19 April 2022
  • places must be accepted or refused by Friday 13 May 2022
  • requests to go on a waiting list and appeals must be submitted by Friday 13 May 2022
  • re-allocation of empty places begins on Monday 6 June 2022
  • re-allocation of empty places ends on Friday 30 December 2022.