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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 in autumn 2021.

For children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.

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 Friday 15 January 2021

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


Avanti Fields Free School will become an all-through school from 2021 entry and will start admitting children in reception. You can apply in the normal way through our website.  To find out more visit Avanti Fields website.