Schools - Apply for a Place

Newport City Council is now consulting on proposed changes to the school admission arrangements effective from September 2023.

View the full consultation document (pdf)

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

Important facts you should know before applying for a school place

Annual admissions round

This is where you make an application for the normal year of entry into a school i.e. Nursery, Reception or Year 7, and is known as the normal admissions round/phase transfer.

There is a deadline for making your application and if you miss this deadline, or change your preference after the closing date, you will be much less likely to gain a place at the school of your choice.

View application timetables for 2022

Application timetable for September 2023 will be published July 2022.

In-year transfer

Apply for an in-year school admission or transfer (to change your child’s school outside the annual admissions round)

Further information



Telephone: (01633) 656656

Privacy notice

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