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Primary school places


Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent or carer for your child. The guidance on these pages is designed to help you to apply for a school place.

  • If your child's birthday falls between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 your child will start Reception at an infant or primary school in September 2023.
  • If your child's birthday falls between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 and your child currently attends an infant school, they will start junior school in September 2023.

You must make an application for your child's school place as there is no automatic transfer from either nursery school to infant or primary school (Reception intake) or infant school to junior school (Year 3 intake).

The deadline for applying for a primary school place was midnight on Sunday 15 January 2023.

If you haven't applied for a primary place for September 2023, you can contact us and we will send you a form. See Apply for a primary school place for more information.