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 2018 and 31 August 2019.
You can apply to transfer from infant to junior school (year 3) if your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 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 2023
|Monday 5 September 2022||Primary school applications open|
|5pm on Sunday 15 January 2023||Primary school applications close (national closing date)|
|Monday 17 April 2023||Offers sent to parents and carers (national offer date)|
|Friday 12 May 2023||Places must be accepted/refused and requests to go on a waiting list and appeals must be submitted.|
|Monday 5 June 2023||Re-allocation of available places begins|
|Friday 29 December 2023||Re-allocation of available places ends|