Admissions for Reception Year
- Online Application open 11th September 2023
- Closing date for applications 15th January 2024
- National Offer Date 16th April 2024
Before you apply for a school place
- Check you are applying to the correct council. If you are a Cambridgeshire resident you will make your application through the Cambridgeshire Admissions Team, even if you want to apply for a school outside of Cambridgeshire.
- Research your options, understand what a catchment school is and how it affects your application and school transport. Look at admissions data, school's inspection results and performance data.
- Make sure you read the 'First Steps' primary admissions booklet 2024-25. This will explain the application process from start to finish. The booklet also contains a list of all the Infant, Junior and Primary schools in the Cambridgeshire area, along with their allocation criteria.
Do you need to apply?
If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, and you live in Cambridgeshire you need to apply for Reception for September 2024.
If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, lives in Cambridgeshire and attends an infant school, they will need to make an application to transfer to Year 3 for September 2024.
If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, lives in Cambridgeshire and attends a first school, they will need to make an application to transfer to Year 5 for September 2024.
If you wish to apply for a school place that is not the schools year of entry within the school year (September 2023 to July 2024), please complete an in-year admission application.
To find out about your admission arrangements, please contact the Local Authority.
Please follow the link below for all information:
Admissions for Secondary School
Admissions process starts
- 11 September 2023- Applications open
- 31 October 2023 (midnight) - deadline for applications (national closing date)
- 1 March 2024 - Offers sent out to applicants who had submitted application by 31 October 2023
Late applications (second round)
- 1 November 2023 - Second round applications open
- 31 March 2024 (midnight) - deadline for second round applications
- 27 April 2024 - Offers sent out to applicants who had submitted applications from 1 November 2023 to 31 March 2024.
Late applications (as received)
- 27 April 2024 to 31 August 2024 - Applications received after 31 March 2024 will not be considered until the second round of offers have been sent out. They will be processed in order of date from when we receive them.
- April 2024
Secondary school appeals take place (check website for further information)