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, 19 September 2022

The online admissions system opens for primary school places starting in September 2023.

Monday, 16 January 2023

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, 17 February 2023

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

Monday, 17 April 2023

National offer day.

Friday, 12 May 2023

Closing date for Round 2 applications.

Friday, 2 June 2023

Round 2 offers are sent.

Monday, 5 June 2023

Online applications re-open.
The online admissions system re-opens for primary school places starting in September 2023.

Thursday, 31 August 2023

Final closing date for applications.