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Key dates

The following key dates will help you with applying for a junior school for Year 3 admission in 2023/24.

Transfer process Dates
Online applications open Monday 5 September 2022
Closing date for applications Sunday 15 January 2023
Late applications open Tuesday 17 January 2023
National offer day Monday 17 April 2023
Appeal against a refusal of a place (deadline) Monday 15 May 2023

 

5 September 2022 – Application process opens online

You will be able to apply for your child’s junior school place for entry in 2023/24 from 12:01am on Monday 5 September 2022.

15 January 2023 – Closing date

Deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 15 January 2023. Missing the deadline will significantly reduce your chances of getting a place at the school you want.

17 April  2023 – National offer day

Offers of school places are sent out for all on-time applications. If you applied online, we will send you an email with your application outcome. Letters will also be sent by second class post.

8 May 2023 - Late applications considered (round 1)

Late applications received between 16 January 2023 and 16 April 2023, will be considered after this date.

15 May 2023 – Deadline to submit an appeal

Deadline to submit an appeal to ensure it is heard in the first round of appeals.

5 June 2023 – Late applications considered (round 2)

Late applications received from 17 April 2023 will be considered after this date.

From 29 August 2023 - Your child starts school

If your child was not offered a place in your first preference school, they will remain on waiting lists for any higher preference schools until the end of the academic year in July 2024.

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