Starting school

Information for parents and carers of children starting full-time school for the first time, and moving on to full time school from a playgroup or nursery starting autumn 2016.

Further information

Starting school guide

Before applying for your child's school place you should read the Starting school booklet - A guide to applying for child's primary/infant school place 2015/16, this guide will help answer all the questions you may have and help you towards choosing the right school. The 2016 starting school booklet will be available shortly.

Starting school transfer timetable - Autumn 2016

The deadline for applying for a school place to start school in autumn 2016 is Friday 15 January 2016.  Please note applications made after this date this will be treated as a late application.

Transfer process Dates
Application letter posted to parents End of August 2015
Online applications open 1 September 2015
Closing date for applications 15 January 2016
Allocation emails (if requested at time of online application) 16 April 2016