Applying to start primary school
The deadline to apply for primary school places in September 2017 was 15 January 2017.
Find out what to do if you need to apply after the closing date.
Some primary schools have increased their number of reception class places for September 2017.
When applying for a reception class place it's very important to follow the correct procedures so that your applications runs as smoothly as possible. Follow these steps to apply for a reception class place.
Deciding which schools to apply for
Carefully consider the admissions criteria for schools
Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
Most children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities can get the support they need at local mainstream schools. Please apply using the information above.
If your child has a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan, please do not apply using the information above. You need to follow a different admissions process.