The application process for starting primary/infant school, or transferring from infant to junior school, in September 2021 is now open. The closing date for applications is 5pm on 15 January 2021.
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.
Understand the key dates and deadlines involved in the application process.
Find information to help you research and select your school preferences.
Apply for your preferred schools online, or use alternative methods, and see answers to frequently asked questions.
Applications are now open. The closing date is 5pm on 15 January 2021.
Find important information once school place offers have been made.
Offers for on time applications will be made on 16 April 2021. From this date you will find information on what to do next on our primary school offers page.
If you have submitted a late application, see when you can expect to receive a decision.
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.
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