Applying for Reception Place 2024

Primary school information for parents

View the timetable for primary school applications

The online application process for children who are due to start Reception Class/Foundation 2 in September 2024 is now open.


To apply for a place for your child please click on the link below.



September 2023

Literature and application forms will be available from the council, from schools and other outlets. The online application system goes live.

15 January 2024

This is the last day that applications will be accepted by the council and not treated as late.

14 February 2024

Information about preferences will be sent to voluntary aided and academy schools for consideration.

28 February 2024

Voluntary aided and academy schools will provide the council with their ranked applications.

March 2024

Neighbouring authorities will share information and their offers.

19 April 2024

Offer letters and emails (online applicants only) for all schools’  Foundation 2 places will be sent by the council.

May 2024

Late applications will then be considered.

May to July 2024

Appeals to be heard and decided.

September 2024

Children begin school in Foundation 2/ Reception Class