Starting school in Reception 2019

Parents of children born between 01/09/2014 and 31/08/2015 must make an application for their child to start in Reception in September 2019.

Please do ensure that your application for your child's admission to school in September 2019 is made on time. We encourage all parents and carers to make an on-time application in order to increase their chances of being offered a place at their preferred school. 

The CLOSING DATE for on-time Primary School applications is 15th JANUARY 2019 and the offer date for on-time applications is 16th April 2019.

The most secure method of submitting an application is online and parents can apply online at or contact the school admissions team on 0345 241 2487 for a paper application form.  The booklet ‘Starting School’ is also available on the County Website.

The table below which sets out the dates when children CAN and MUST start school.

Key Dates table
* Parents/carers can request full- or part-time provision in a school until their child reaches statutory school age, but this must be with the agreement of the Headteacher of the school concerned.

Primary School Place poster


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