Apply for a primary school place
The first round for primary school applications will open on Thursday 1 November 2018.
If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, they are due to start primary school in September 2019.
You must make an application for your child's primary school place. You will need to apply online using our online Citizen Portal system.
Before you apply
Before applying for a primary school place, we recommend that you read our First Steps booklet. This will explain the application process from start to finish. The booklet also contains a list of all the primary schools in Cambridgeshire, along with their catchment areas and allocation criteria.
We also encourage you to find out more about Cambridgeshire schools by:
- Checking you're applying to the correct council
- Reading our First Steps booklet
- Reading about the different types of schools
- Checking your catchment area
- Reading Ofsted reports
- Checking Department for Education performance tables
- Viewing allocation data for previous academic years
Apply for a place
To apply for a primary school place, please log into the Citizen Portal (which will be made available on this page from 1 November onwards). If you don't already have an existing portal account, you can register for a new account.
The first round of applications will open on Thursday 1 November 2018 and close on Tuesday 15 January 2019. Please view our timetable below.
|Dates applications will be accepted from||Closing date for applications||Date offers will be made|
|First round of applications||Thursday 1 November 2018||Tuesday 15 January 2019||Tuesday 16 April 2019|
|Second round of applications||Wednesday 16 January 2019||Thursday 2 May 2019||Monday 13 May 2019|
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Further help and information
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0345 045 1370
Fax: 01223 727 941
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Ofsted inspection reports
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Department for Education - performance tables
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