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Admissions Information for Foundation Stage Start September 2024

Information for September 24 Start 

Admissions Information

If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, and you live in Peterborough, you need to apply for a Reception school place.

Do you need to apply?

Primary: If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, and you live in Peterborough you need to apply for a Reception school place.


Parents that applied online can log onto the council’s website from 12.30am to see which school their child has been offered.

Allocation information will be published on the Peterborough City Council website.

Letters will be posted 2nd class to parents who did not make an online application. No decisions will be issued by telephone.

Parents asked to return a reply slip if they do not wish to take up the offered place.

April 2024 Waiting lists established

28 April 2024: Closing date for parents to either accept or refuse the school place offered. If the parent does not reply, the offer will be withdrawn.

17 May 2024 Second round of allocations for late applications received between 16 January and 30 April.

Between June 2024 to July 2024 Independent Appeal Panels meet to consider appeals from

parents/carers who are unhappy with their school allocation.

Dates for the appeal deadline is available at

From week commencing 15 May 2024 All applications received between 15 May and 31 August will be processed and offers made on an individual basis.

9th September 2024: Children start school part-time.


Attached below:

Primary Admissions Booklet

Photo Book to read with your child Reception

FOWs Flyer

Start booklet