Admission to a junior school

Applying to junior school for the first time.

Key dates

If your application is late, it will be processed later in the year, and you are far less likely to get a place at one of your preferred schools.

Key dates Event
25 October 2018 Parents can start to apply.
15 January 2019 Closing date for applications.
16 April 2019 National Allocation Day: letters (sent by second class post) and emails sent detailing the offer of a school place.
3 May 2019 Last date for responding to an offer and for placing a child’s name on a Continued Interest (Waiting) List in response to offers made on 16 April; and last date for late applications and changes of preference to be considered in the second round of the allocation process.
12 June 2019 Second allocation round.
September 2019 Start of the school year.