Apply for a primary school place: step by step

Deadline: the closing date for primary school applications is 15 January 2021.

This step-by-step process is for parents of children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, applying to start primary school in September 2021.

There is a different application process if:

  1. You can find out more about primary schools near you using our directory, school websites, or the yearly prospectus.

  2. The documents and information you will need before you apply. 

  3. Applications for school places are made through a national service called eAdmissions.

  4. Find out more about:

    • accepting an offer
    • waiting lists
    • changing your preferences
    • appeals