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 2021/22 (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.

September 2021 admissions timetable

2021 admissions

Apply from:

Closing date:

Offer date:


8 July 2020

16 September 2020

2 December 2020


4 November 2020

13 January 2021

16 April 2021 

Secondary school (Year 7)

23 September 2020

25 November 2020

1 March 2021

In-year transfer

Read how to apply for an in-year school admission or to transfer your child to another school outside the normal year of entry.

Welsh-medium education

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.

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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