Schools - Apply for a Place

An application must be made for every child requiring a nursery or school place whether that place is in an English or Welsh-medium setting.

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 2024

In-year transfer

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

School admissions arrangements – have your say

We are consulting on school admission arrangements for the 2025/26 academic year.

The arrangements set out:

  • the timetable for making applications for school places
  • the criteria for how places are allocated.

No policy changes are being proposed in this consultation.

The consultation is open until 5pm on Friday 16 February.

Please email your comments to [email protected] by 5pm on the closing date.

View the consultation document. (pdf)

Further information



Email: [email protected]

Telephone: (01633) 656656

Privacy notice

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