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Starting infant or primary school

Information for parents and carers of children starting school for the first time, and moving to reception class from a playgroup or nursery starting in autumn 2023.

For children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.

Applications opened on Monday 5 September 2022 and will close at midnight on Sunday 15 January 2023.

Before you apply

Before submitting your application, it is important to find out as much information as you can about the schools you are thinking of applying for, to ensure you make the right choice for your child.

Closing date - midnight on Sunday 15 January 2023

All 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.

If you have an exceptional reason for applying late, and if the application is received before 27 February 2023, along with the evidence, we may consider it as if it was received on time.

New to the area or wishing to change schools?

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