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 5 October 2020
Friday 15 January 2021
  • 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 12 February 2021
  • 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.
Friday 16 April 2021
  • Offer day - on-time online applicants notified which school their child has been offered by email.
  • Applicants who submitted paper forms will be emailed their allocation later this day if an email address was provided with the application. Applicants who do not have an email address will receive a letter in second class post.
Friday 14 May 2021 onwards
  • Late applications received on or after 16 January 2021 are processed and offers made.
  • Waiting lists will be established and places offered if they become available.
May - August 2021
  • Independent appeal panel hear appeals lodged by parents/carers.
September 2021
Last updated:
22 January 2021
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