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Key dates

The following key dates will help you with applying for a junior school for year 3 admission in 2022/23.

Transfer process Dates
Online applications open Friday 10 September 2021
Closing date for applications Saturday 15 January 2022
Late applications open Monday 17 January 2022
National offer day Monday 18 April 2022
Appeal against a refusal of a place (deadline) Tuesday 17 May 2022


10 September 2021 – Application process opens online

You will be able to apply for your child’s junior school place for entry in 2022/23 from 12:01am on Friday 10 September 2021.

15 January 2022 – Closing date

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

18 April  2022 – 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.

9 May 2022 - Late applications considered (round 1)

Late applications received between 16 January 2022 and 16 April 2022, will be considered after this date.

17 May 2022 – Deadline to submit an appeal

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

6 June 2022 – Late applications considered (round 2)

Late applications received after 16 April 2022 will be considered after this date.

From 29 August 2022 - 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 2023.

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