Apply for a reception place at a primary school

Timetable for applying

You should follow the 4-step process to apply for a reception class place at a primary school.

This is the timetable for applying which shows the important dates you need to know about.

Monday, 18 September 2023

The online admissions system opens for primary school places starting in September 2024.

Monday, 15 January 2024

Closing date for applications
Ensure your reception class application for a primary school is submitted before this date. Otherwise, you will need to apply for a late application.

Friday, 16 February 2024

Last date for any changes to the address in your application.

Tuesday, 16 April 2024

National offer day.

Sunday, 12 May 2024

Closing date for Round 2 applications.

Friday, 7 June 2024

Round 2 offers are sent.

Saturday, 8 June 2024

Online applications re-open.
The online admissions system re-opens for primary school places starting in September 2024.

Saturday, 31 August 2024

Final closing date for applications.