Key dates for primary, infant and junior school places

Key dates when applying for a primary, infant and junior school place.

Key dates and events for primary, infant and junior school places.
Date Event
Monday 2 October 2023
Monday 15 January 2024
  • Closing date for all primary, infant and junior school applications at 11.59pm.
  • In case of technical issues we strongly recommend you apply online and not delay your application until the last minute. If you choose to apply on a paper form, it is your responsibility to ensure the form arrives before the national closing date. Please ensure you specify your email address if you have one.
Friday 9 February 2024
  • Closing date for out of time applications made after the application deadline.
  • Closing date for receipt of evidence regarding a request to change preferences due to a genuine unforeseeable reason.
  • Closing date for receipt of evidence for house movers.
Tuesday 16 April 2024
  • Offer day - on-time online applicants notified which school their child has been offered by email.
  • Other applicants will be emailed the result later this day if an email address was provided in the application. Applicants who do not have an email address will receive a letter by second class post.
Wednesday 15 May 2024 onwards
  • Late applications received on or after 10 February 2024 are processed and offers made.
  • Waiting lists will be established and places offered if they become available.
May to August 2024
  • Independent appeal panel hear appeals lodged by parents/carers.
September 2024
Last updated:
24 October 2023
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