Applying for a reception place (Year R)

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, they will be eligible to start school in the school year beginning September 2022

Preparation for making an application
Apply for a school place
Receiving the outcome of your application

The national notification date for on-time applicants is 19 April 2022

If you applied online, you will be sent an e-mail confirming the outcome of your application on the notification date. 

If you applied using a paper form, you will be sent a letter on the notification date by post. Please allow 2 to 3 working days for your letter to arrive.

What happens next

Your notification email or letter will explain what happens next. See our Year R school place offer frequently asked questions for more information and for an explanation of the options available to you.

Further information and guidance
Contact us