Applying for Reception Place 2022

Primary school information for parents

View the timetable for primary school applications

The online application process for children who are due to start Foundation 2 in September 2022 is now open.

If you are applying to start Foundation 2 in September 2021, the online system has closed and you will need to complete a printable application form (PDF, 430KB). The online application portal is still open to view existing applications.

September 2021

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

15 January 2022

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

14 February 2022

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

28 February 2022

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

March 2022

Neighbouring authorities will share information and their offers.

19 April 2022

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

May 2022

Late applications will then be considered.

May to July 2022

Appeals to be heard and decided.

September 2022

Children begin school in Foundation 2/ Reception Class