Starting junior school for the first time

If your child attends an infant school, when they reach September of Year 2, you should apply for a junior school place. You should apply before 15 January.

Starting year 3 in September 2017

Apply for a place online

As places have already been allocated, only late applications can now be made. Most schools are full and have waiting lists for new preferences.

Starting year 3 in September 2018

Applications can be made from 12 September 2017, until 15 January 2018. Late applications can be made after 15 January, though these may be looked at after other applications.

Applicants will be advised of their allocated school from 'National Offer Day', which is 16 March 2018.

Guide for Parents

We recommend that all parents/carers consult the Guide for Parents before applying for a school place, as it contains key information on school admissions.


For junior schools, a sibling link includes any brothers or sisters (including 'half' and 'step' brothers or sisters) living in the same house as their primary place of residence, who attend the preferred junior school in Years 3 to 5 at the time of application.

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