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 2019 and 31 August 2020.
You can apply to transfer from infant to junior school (year 3) if your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 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 2024
|9am Monday 4 September 2023
|Primary school applications open
|5pm on Monday 15 January 2024
|Primary school applications close (national closing date)
|Tuesday 16 April 2024
|Offers sent to parents and carers (national offer date)
|Tuesday 14 May 2024
|Places must be accepted/refused and requests to go on a waiting list and appeals must be submitted.
|Monday 10 June 2024
|Re-allocation of available places begins
|Tuesday 31 December 2024
|Re-allocation of available places ends