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Applying for a school place

Even though your child may already be accessing pre-school education in a school reception class if they’re four years old, you still have to apply for a school place. Children are not automatically given a primary school place.

Before you apply, you need to make sure that:

  • Your child is the right age to be offered a place
  • You know the school you would like your child to attend
  • You can get your child to and from the school you have chosen. If not, you will need to think about transport options
  • You understand how places are allocated so that you can provide all the relevant information

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Page last reviewed: 29-05-2018

Next review due: 29-05-2021