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 2013 and 31 August 2014 can start primary school from September 2018.

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
01/09/2013 - 31/08/2014 September 2018 October 2017 15 January 2018
01/09/2014 - 31/08/2015 September 2019 October 2018 15 January 2019
01/09/2015 - 31/08/2016 September 2020 October 2019 15 January 2020 

How to apply

The closing date has now passed for infant/primary/junior school applications for September 2018. If you've recently moved to Shropshire or not made an application for any reason please download the application form and send it directly to the Admissions Team.