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Finding a school for new starter

If your child was born between the 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013 then they will be due to start school in reception in September 2017. From round about October 2016 you would have been able to register places for your child at whichever school is your preferred choice. You can select up to three schools in order of your preference. When making your selection ensure that you do put down more than one choice as if you don’t and you don’t get in at your first choice you may find that many other places are now full.

You are not guaranteed a place at your first choice of school, but if you are in the catchment area and there are places then you will usually be offered this. Some parents get preference over others such as if you already have one child attending that school or if your child has a health concern that means it would be easier if they attended one closest to you.

Closing date for applications usually around January 2017 and you should hear by the April as to which school your child has been offered a place at. If you have not been offered a place at your first choice then you can call the school and ask to be put on a reserve list.