Shropshire Council

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.

The closing date of 15 January 2020 has now passed and the online application facility for primary and junior school transfer applications has closed. Late applications can now be made using the paper form attached to this page, and will be considered after on-time applications have been processed.

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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