Apply for a primary school place

Introduction and key dates

You can start to apply for a child's primary school place from November.

Before you apply, you'll need to:

  • go to some open days of schools you're interested in (if possible)
  • prepare a list of schools you'd like to apply for
  • consider how your child will get to school each day

Once you've submitted your list of schools, you'll then need to provide evidence of your address.

Primary school admission dates

Date Event
3 November 2021 Applications open for primary school places
14 January 2022 Deadline for handing in paper application for junior school
15 January 2022 Deadline to submit your child's application (midnight)
31 January 2022 deadline for applications if you're moving into Buckinghamshire (and providing evidence)
19 April 2022 School offer day
5 July 2022 School transition day (for children to visit their new school)
September 2022 The new school year starts