Deadline for primary school places in England

If you need a place in reception in England for your child for September 2022, the deadline for applications is 15 January.

You should follow your current local authority’s application process – information will be available on their website.

If you are due to move from overseas or the devolved nations and need a reception place for September 2022, you will still need to adhere to the January deadline and can apply directly to the local authority you are moving to.

Applications for reception places in England are for those children who were born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.

Local authorities will send out offers for primary school places on 16 April 2022.

The deadline (and process) for primary school applications for places in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will vary according to location.

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