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Applying for Year R (September 2022 start)

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, they will be eligible to start school in the school year beginning September 2022.


The Year R application round will open on the 1st November 2021 and close at midnight on 15th January 2022 (the national closing date).


From 1st November 2021 the online application system opens and will be accessible at:

The national notification date for on-time applicants is 19th April 2022.


  • If you applied online, you will receive an email on the morning of the notification date. You can also log in to the online system to view the outcome
  • If you applied using a paper form, notification letters will be sent a letter on the notfication date by post. Please allow 2 to 3 working days for your letter to arrive.


Changing your application or making a late application.


You cannot change your application after the deadline unless there has been a significant and material change in your circumstances. For example:


  • a change of address
  • a sibling  has started, or has accepted offer of a place, at your preferred school (or its linked infant or junior school, for primary phase applications)


Such changes must be notified in writing to the Admissions Team by:


  • 11th February 2022 (for Year R applicants)


No changes can be made after these dates.


If you wish to change your application for any other reasons, you will have to make a late application.


Making a late application


Applications received after the closing date (see key dates)  will not be processed until after all on-time applications have been considered.


Please note that if we are able to offer your child a place at a school named on your late application, any previous offer will automatically be withdrawn.  Year R applicants that have taken in their evidence of address and date of birth to a school that has already been offered from an earlier application will need to contact the Admissions Team to advise if they no longer wish for a late application to be processed.  Taking the evidence into the school does not indicate that you no longer wish for a subsequent application to be processed.


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For Year R and Year 3


Date application received

Date application is considered


After 15 January 2022 and before 19 April 2022

From 27 April 2022


On or after 19 April 2022


From 28 April 2022 onwards


Late applications will be considered alongside others on the waiting lists.


Places will be offered in accordance with the admission policy for each school.