Select the relevant school level from those listed below for details of start dates and application dates.
Please note, applications received after the closing dates stated (for all entry levels), without exceptional reasons, are not considered until all the applications received on time have been allocated.
If you do not make an application, your child will not receive a school place.
Children can start school in reception at the beginning of the academic year following their 4th birthday. See the table below to check when your child can start school.
- An academic year starts in September, known as the Autumn term.
|Child born between||Start school from||Apply for a place from||Closing date for applications|
|01/09/2012 - 31/08/2013||September 2017||October 2016||15 January 2017
|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|
Children who are in Year 2 at an infant school will transfer to junior school the following September and must make an application.
|Child born between||Transfer to junior school in||Apply for a place from||Closing date for applications|
|01/09/2009 - 31/08/2010||September 2017||September 2016||15 January 2017
|01/09/2010 - 31/08/2011||September 2018||September 2017||15 January 2018|
|01/09/2011 - 31/08/2012||September 2019||September 2018||15 January 2019|
Children who are in Year 6 at primary school will transfer to secondary school the following September and must make an application.
|Child born between||Transfer to secondary school in||Apply for a place from||Closing date for applications|
|01/09/2005 - 31/08/2006||September 2017||September 2016||31 October 2016
|01/09/2006 - 31/08/2007||September 2018||September 2017||31 October 2017|
|01/09/2007 - 31/08/2008||September 2019||September 2018||31 October 2018|