Starting primary school (reception)

Information for parents about applying for reception places for September 2024.

10. Transferring from nursery to school

You need to apply for a place at a primary school, even if it’s linked to your child’s nursery school or class.

Parents do not have an automatic right to transfer to the primary school or academy to which the nursery class is attached. You will need to state your preferences for school places like all other parents. Attending a particular nursery does not necessarily increase your child's chances of being
offered a reception place at a particular school or academy. Please refer to the individual admissions policy for each school.

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The deadline to apply for a primary school place for September 2024 is 15 January 2024. Any applications received after the deadline will be classed as late.