Starting primary school (reception)

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

8. Supplementary information forms

Voluntary aided (church) schools and academies usually have a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which they require you to complete.

If you are applying for a faith school, it is important that you complete the form with all details which are relevant to your child and your family.

Please contact the school directly or visit their website to get a SIF and return it to the school when complete.

The information you submit on a SIF is used by admission authorities to rank your child's application against the criteria in their published admission policy.  

For primary schools, the SIF must be returned to the school by 15 January.

If you select three voluntary aided (church) schools or academies, please complete three separate SIFs, one for each school and return them to each school by the closing date.

If you do not complete a SIF for a school that needs one, your application will be considered after those applications which did include a completed SIF.

Update on faith commitment and church attendance which has been affected by the coronavirus - Church of England schools and academies

In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these admission arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship.

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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.