Information about applying for a primary school place and timetable for admission.

How to apply

You can apply online for a school place in September 2018, from 1 September 2017.

Clock Completing this form takes around 20 minutes

Paperclip To complete this form you will need; a valid email address and your child's name and date of birth.

Apply online

Admissions timetable

Timetable for admission 2017/18

Friday 1 September 2017

Applications can be made from this date. All applications must be made online.

Monday 15 January 2018

This is the closing date for applications. Remember that a late application can severely reduce your chances of obtaining a place at your preferred school.

Monday 16 April 2018

Parents/carers can log on to the Kirklees parent portal from 00:30 am to see their offer of a school place and an email offer will be sent during the day to the email address the parent/carer used when submitting their application.

Monday 14 May 2018

The last day for requesting an appeal for starting community and voluntary controlled schools in September 2018. Academies, free schools, trust schools and voluntary aided schools may have different closing dates for appeals. You must contact them directly.

June 2018 onwards

Appeal hearings take place.

Monday 31 December 2018

Waiting lists close for community and voluntary controlled schools. Academies, free school, trust schools and voluntary aided schools may have different closing dates for waiting lists. Please contact them directly.

Late applications

Applications received after the closing date will be regarded as late unless, in Kirklees' judgement, there are significant and exceptional reasons for the lateness. Proof of special circumstances will be required. Late applications will not be considered until all on-time applicants have been allocated places. Forms submitted after the closing date due to a significant house move will be regarded as on-time provided that documentary evidence to confirm the move is provided and the allocation process has not begun.

The latest reasonable date for evidence of a significant house move will be Thursday 15 February 2018

Supplementary information forms (SIFs)

If you name any of the following academies, free schools, voluntary aided Catholic or voluntary aided Church of England schools amongst your preferences, you should ensure that you complete the school's Supplementary Information Form (SIF).

You must return your completed SIF to the school and also complete an online Kirklees application

Primary school SIFs

When can my child start full time school?

All children can start full time school in the September following their fourth birthday:

When can my child start full time school?
If you child was born between: Date your child can start school
1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 September 2018
1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 September 2019
1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 September 2020
1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 September 2021

Children may be able to start school later in the school year, or request to attend part time, until they reach "statutory school age" which is the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday.

When can my child start full time school?
If you child was born between: Date your child can start school
1 September and 31 December They can wait to start full time school or request to attend part time until the start of the Spring term (January)
1 January and 31 March They can wait to start full time school or request to attend part time until the start of the Summer term (April)
1 April and 31 August (knows as 'Summer born') Can wait to start full time school or request to attend part time until the start of the Summer term (April).

OR

Wait to start full time school until the start of the Autumn term (September) the following year - but the allocated place for Reception is not kept open and parents have to re-apply for a place in Year 1 or reception for the following September. Please contact Kirklees Admissions for further guidance.
  • You must apply online for a reception place by the closing date, no matter when your child will start reception during the school year
  • Once your child has been offered a place, the school must hold the place for your child during the same school year and not offer it to another child
  • Parents should contact their child's allocated school after places have been allocated to discuss any requests to start later in the year or to attend on a part time basis
  • For 'Summer born' children, you may feel that your child's needs are such that they would benefit from starting school a year later, please contact Pupil Admissions for further advice and guidance

Contact Pupil Admissions