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Starting school

Children are normally admitted to school at the start of or during the reception year, that is the school year in which they become 5.

You must apply for a place in the reception class in September 2020 if your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016.

It is important to read the Starting School Booklet (PDF) on how to enrol your child into school.  

You can also download a copy of the Starting School application form (PDF).

Apply online

We strongly recommend that you apply for a school place using the online facility, which will be available to you at the start of the admissions process.

If you are unable to access the online system you can collect an application form from your local school.

Please do not use the online facility or this application form if you are applying for a nursery place. You should contact the school for information about the application process.

If you require any advice about applying for a school place, please contact the School Admissions Service General Enquiries Line: 01234 718120.

Closing date for applications

15 January 2020.

National Offer Day - 16 April 2020

If you have applied online, you will receive an email to let you know the outcome of your application. In addition, as the results will be posted to the online system overnight, you can log into your account to access the result of your application. If you have not applied online, we will post a letter to you on this day.

Those of you who have not been offered a place at your first preference school will also be sent a copy of this information sheet which provides you with information about the number of applications and places offered at each school, and how to lodge an appeal.