Applying to start primary school in September 2023
Information about how to apply, deciding which schools to apply for, admissions criteria and more.
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 2023.
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 2022.
What to do if 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.