Apply for your child’s primary school reception class place before 15 January deadline.

Parent and carers with children who were born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, are being urged to apply for their child’s primary school reception class place for September 2021, before the deadline passes.

This year a particularly high number of applications are still outstanding.  Nearly 400 still need to be completed, but time is running out. 

It’s quick and easy to apply.  Applications can be completed online at

If you need support to complete your child’s application, please contact the council’s school admissions team on 01432 260926 / 261574 or email

Failure to submit an application could result in your child not being offered a place in a preferred school.

You must still apply for a reception class place, even if you already have a place in the nursery associated with your preferred school.

The closing date for all primary school reception class applications is midnight on 15 January 2021.