Apply for a primary school place

Introduction and key dates

Apply online for starting school in reception or moving from infant to junior school for September entry. There is a separate application if you want to change school and apply during this academic year.

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

4 November 2022

Applications open for primary school places

13 January 2023

Deadline for handing in paper application for junior school

15 January 2023

Deadline to submit your child's application (midnight)

31 January 2023

Deadline for address evidence if you’re moving into Buckinghamshire

17 April 2023

School offer day

5 July 2023

School transition day (for children to visit their new school)

September 2023

The new school year starts