Apply for a school place

An application must be made for every child requiring a school place.

For a place at Newport’s voluntary aided (faith) schools apply directly to the school, apart from Malpas Church in Wales Primary School where you should make an application below.

For a place at all other Newport schools, apply below.

Read about catchment areas in Newport.

Apply for nursery, reception or secondary school 

This is where you make an application for the normal year of entry into a school and is known as the normal admissions round.

You must submit your application by the deadline – if you submit your application late it is less likely that your child will be able to have a place at the school of your choice.

Read the school admissions policy 2020/21 (pdf) before making an application so that you understand the terms and conditions under which you are making your application.

Read the online application user guide.

Admission in 2020

Admission round opens

Closing date for applications

Offer date


10 July 2019

18 September 2019

4 December 2019


6 November 2019

15 January 2020

16 April 2020 

Secondary school (Year 7)

25 September 2019

27 November 2019

2 March 2020


Apply for an in-year transfer 

You can make an application for an in-year school admission or to transfer your child to another school (outside the normal year of entry).

Apply for a 2019/20 in-year transfer

Or print and complete a paper in-year application form 2019/20 (pdf).

Read the school admissions policy 2019/20 (pdf) so that you understand the terms and conditions before making an application. 

We welcome enquiries from parents wishing to transfer their child from English to Welsh-medium education.

Pupils can be given additional language support to transfer and this is usually successful.

Contact your catchment Welsh-medium school or email for more information.

Please note the dates below if you are making your application before the required start date: 

If you submit an application during:        

 You will need to start by:

Autumn term

  first week of Spring term

Spring term

  first week of Summer term

Summer term

  first week of Autumn term

Sixth-form admission

Please apply directly to the school 

Privacy notice

The school admissions privacy notice (pdf) explains how we use your data.


For help in completing an application form or to discuss school places email 

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