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 address evidence if you’re moving into Buckinghamshire

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