Applying to start primary school in September 2021
Information about how to apply, deciding which schools to apply for, admissions criteria and more.
The Office of the Schools Adjudicator has approved an in-year variation to the published admissions number for Lucas Vale Primary School and Sir Francis Drake Primary School
These schools will now admit 30 children in September 2021 instead of 60.
Find out how to accept your primary school place or how to appeal.
Find out how to apply for a primary school place for your child.
Important dates for the admission process for children starting primary school in September 2021.
Find out how to decide which primary schools to apply for.
See what supporting evidence you need to submit when you apply for primary school places.
Check the admissions criteria used by oversubscribed schools to decide which children are offered a place.
See the application and appeal numbers for 2020.
What to do it you miss the closing date, move into the borough after the closing date or change address.
Find out how to defer your school place or start primary school a year later.
Check if you need to provide any additional information when you apply for primary school places.
Find out how to appeal if your child isn’t offered a primary school you applied for.
Find out how the preference system works when you are applying for a primary school place for your child.