Reception (Primary school)

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

Closing date: 5pm on 11 January 2023

Decision date: 17 April 2023

3 ways to make a reception application for September 2023

  • Online: The online applications have now closed, only paper applications can be submitted at this time.
  • Print out an application form and post it to us at:
    School Admissions Team, Newport City Council, Civic Centre, Newport. NP20 4UR
  • Call 01633 656656 to request an application form and post it to us at the above address.  

For admission to primary school outside the annual admissions round, including Reception 2022 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