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Apply for a primary school place


The deadline for applying for primary school places for September 2017 has now passed.

Primary school places 2017/18

The deadline for applying for September 2017 primary school places was midnight on Sunday, 15 January 2017. An offer will be sent to parents and carers on Sunday, 16 April 2017.

If you haven't applied for a primary place for September 2017, you can still fill in the Primary school application form 2017 (PDF, 99kb).

Please note - a late application greatly reduces your chances of getting into your preferred school.

Primary school admissions brochure

Our Primary school admissions brochure 2017/18 (PDF, 2Mb) explains everything you need to know about obtaining a place for your child. 

How we use your personal information

When you submit your school place application you give us consent to check the personal information you have provided.

When you submit your application for a primary or secondary school place, you give your consent for us to check the address details you have given on your application with council tax and electoral registration records. This is to confirm that  you are resident at the property. 

There are more details about how your data is used on our Privacy notices page.