National Offer Day for on time primary school applications is 16 April 2021.  You are still able to make a late application.


Applying for a primary school place

Step 1 - When to start school and when to apply >>

​Find out at what age your child should start school and when to apply.

Children can start school (in reception year) in the September following their fourth birthday.

There is a different process for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), you can read about it on our SEND admissions page.

Step 2 - Key dates >>

​Understand the key dates and deadlines involved in the application process.

Step 3 - Decide which schools to apply for >>

Find information to help you research and select your school preferences.

Step 4 - Make an application >>

​Apply for your preferred schools online, or use alternative methods, and see answers to frequently asked questions.

The closing date was 5pm on 15 January 2021. However, you can still make a late application.

Step 5 - School place offers >>

​Find important information once school place offers have been made.

Offers for on time applications have been issued on 16 April 2021.  You will find information on what to do next in this section.

If you have submitted a late application, see when you can expect to receive a decision.

Step 6 - Make an appeal >>

​If you want to appeal against a decision made on one or more of your preferred schools you can submit one here. You can also find out about the process involved.