Apply for an infant, junior or primary school place (September intake)

How to apply

Applications for September 2018 start

Children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 are due to start reception class at primary school in September 2018.

Children born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 who currently attend an infant school are due to start year three at junior school in September 2018.  

Use the eAdmissions website from 1 September to apply online for your child's primary (reception) or junior (year three) school place.

You can name up to six schools in your application including academy or free schools and schools in other council areas.

Please note: you must still apply for reception class even if your child already attends the nursery at your preferred primary school.

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2018.

When making your application in eAdmissions you should:

  • Complete a separate application for each child if you are applying for twins or triplets.
  • Tell us in your application if your child has a brother or sister (sibling) attending your preferred school(s) in September 2018.

Things to check: 

  • Certain schools need additional information to apply their admissions criteria and may require you to also complete a Supplementary Information Form. For example, schools that prioritise applications by faith. If you are applying for this type of school, please check the school's website for further information and to download a Supplementary Information Form.
  • If your child has a Statement of Special Education Needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), you don't need to complete the application – see our information about Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Be fully informed before you apply 

Read our admissions brochure before you apply. If you have any difficulty completing your application, please contact the School Admissions Team. 

Applying for an in-year place

If you're not applying for a reception or year three place in September 2018 you should read apply for an infant, junior or primary school place (during the school year).