Primary school admissions - September 2021

The deadline for applications is 15 January 2021, you will get an offer for a place on 16 April 2021.

Do you need to apply?

Primary

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, and you live in Cambridgeshire you need to apply for Reception.

Junior school

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, lives in Cambridgeshire and attends an infant school, they will need to transfer to Year 3.

Middle school

If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012, lives in Cambridgeshire and attends a first school, they will need to transfer to Year 5. 

Before you apply for a school place

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. Make sure you read the 'First Steps' document. 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.
First Steps 11-09-20
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If your application is incomplete, or incorrect, it could get delayed, or cancelled. You will need to confirm you have read and understood the 'First Steps' document before submitting your application.

Making your application

You must apply online using our Citizen's Portal.

Contact us

Please use our online enquiry form and select school admissions from the drop down menu.