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School admissions

Child reading in a library at schoolSeptember 2016 applications

If you have applied online you can view your child’s September 2016 primary school place from 12.30am on 18 April 2016.

Please note: The closing dates for September 2016 applications have now passed. If you have not yet submitted your application you can still apply online however your application will be late. Please see page 11 of the 'Transferring to Secondary School' booklet and page 13 of the ‘Applying for Primary School Places’ booklet for further information.

Late Reception applications

Late Secondary applications

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General enquiries

School transport

Before applying for a school place we urge you to consider how you will transport your child to school, taking into account any potential transport costs. Please be advised that school admissions and school transport policies are prescribed through different pieces of legislation. School admission applications are calculated using a straight line distance. School transport applications are assessed using an in-house GIS mapping system that measures the nearest available walking route. From September 2015 travel assistance will only be offered to pupils attending their nearest school subject to the distance criteria.

In year admissions

Applications for in year school transfers once submitted will go directly to the school or academy for them to process. 


It is not always possible to offer your child a place in your preferred school, however, you can appeal the decision.

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