Starting infant or primary school
Children can start school in reception at the beginning of the academic year following their fourth birthday.
When to apply
Children who were born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 can start primary school from September 2019.
See the table below to check when your child can start school.
- An academic year starts in September with what's known as the autumn term.
|Child born between||Start school from||Apply for a place from||Closing date for applications|
|01/09/2015 - 31/08/2016||September 2020||October 2019||15 January 2020|
|01/09/2016 - 31/08/2017||September 2021||October 2020||15 January 2021|
|01/09/2017 - 31/08/2018||September 2022||October 2021||15 January 2022|
How to apply
Guidance on how to apply can be found here
Please note: Applications CANNOT be taken until 4 October
To make an application for a Year 6 secondary transfer, Year 2 junior transfer or to start school in September 2020Apply here »
Why apply online?
- It's quick and easy
- You receive an email to confirm your application has been received
- You can change your application up to the closing date
- It's available 24 hours a day, seven days a week