Starting junior school

Information for parents and carers of children transferring from infant school (Year 2) to junior school (Year 3), starting in autumn 2017.

Further information

Applying for school place

Please note all applications made after 15 January 2017 for starting school in autumn 2017 will be treated as a late application.

If you wish to apply for a school place starting now then please complete an in-year admission application.

Choosing a school

Before applying for your child's junior school place you should read the:

This guide will help answer all the questions you may have and help you towards choosing the right junior school.

When choosing a school you should consider how popular the school is and your child's chances of getting a place there.

Look at other sources of information which will help you make an informed decision:

Help completing your application

If you require help with your school admissions application, support sessions are available at a number of schools:

Infant to junior school transfer timetable

Transfer process Dates
Online applications open Monday 12 September 2016
Closing date for applications Sunday 15 January 2017
Allocation day Tuesday 18 April 2017
Deadline for parents to respond to offer Monday 8 May 2017

Closing date - midnight on Sunday 15 January 2017

Please make sure you submit your application by the closing date of midnight on Sunday 15 January 2017. Applications received after this date will be treated as late and will be dealt with after those received on time and you are less likely to be offered a place at your preferred schools.

What happens next?

A confirmation email and letter was sent out on Tuesday 18 April with your junior school place offer. A response was required by Monday 8 May 2017. Please contact us on 0116 454 1009 (option 1) if you have any questions.