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2019 Reception School Admissions

Apply for a place in Reception

To apply for a school place, please log into the Local Authority online Parent Portal facility, by clicking on the green button.

If you don't already have an existing portal account, you can register for a new account.

Click to access online school admissions

The first round of applications will open on Wednesday 12 September 2018 and close on 15 January 2019. Please view our timetable below.

  Dates applications will be accepted from Closing date for applications Date offers will be made
First round of applications Wednesday 12 September 2018 Tuesday 15 January 2019 Tuesday 16 April 2019
Second round of applications Wednesday 16 January 2019 Tuesday 30 April 2019 Monday 13 May 2019

When does your child need to start school

Children born between:

  • 1 September 2014 - 31 August 2015 start school in September 2019
  • 1 September 2015 - 31 August 2016 start school in September 2020
  • 1 September 2016 - 31 August 2017 start school in September 2021
  • 1 September 2017 - 31 August 2018 start school in September 2022

Please see the section below for making changes to an already submitted application.

Making changes to a school place for September 2019

Any changes to your application form received by midnight on 15 January 2019 will be considered in the 16 April 2019 allocation. Any submitted after this deadline and by 30 April 2019 will be considered in the second round of allocations, week commencing 13 May 2019

You can find detailed guidance about admissions for Special Schools on the education page of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) section.