Reception (Primary school)

Children can start school (Reception class) in the September following their 4th birthday.

Admission to Reception September 2024 

Eligible children’s date of birth: 1 Sept 2019 and 31 Aug 2020

Applications opening date: 6 November 2023

Closing date: 9 January 2024 5pm

Decision date: 16 April 2024*

For admission to primary school outside the annual admissions round, including Reception 2023 you will need to make an in-year transfer application.

Parents are able to delay admission until the term following their child's 5th birthday and the place will be held. Entry cannot be delayed beyond the beginning of the term after the child’s 5th birthday, or beyond the school year for which the application was made.

Before deciding whether to defer your child’s entry to school, you should contact your preferred school(s) to ask how they cater for the youngest children in Reception and how the needs of these children are met as they move up through the school.



Telephone: (01633) 656656