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The information that is currently on this page refers to the intake academic year 2015. Information for the intake academic year 2016 will be published from 2 November 2015.

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Reception class admissions

Admission to a primary school reception class for September 2015

The school admissions team are now based at the council's Plough Lane offices.

If your child was born between 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011 you will need to apply for a reception class place for your child by 15 January 2015. 

Please read the following documents on this page before completing the application form:

  • Information for Parents - Admissions to Primary School
  • Important notes for applying for a reception class place

The online procedure for applying for a place in a reception Class (September 2015) has now closed.

Parents who have not applied will need to either telephone 01432 260926/01432 261574 or email to request a paper application form.

Alternatively you can apply using the late application form for a reception class place (PA1) in the documents section. 

If you are applying for a church place at a Voluntary Aided School you will need to contact the school directly to ask if you are required to fill in an additional form about your religious commitment.  You will need to return any additional forms directly to the school.

When we will notify you

We will notify you of the outcome of your application for 2015/16 reception class admissions by 16 April 2015.

Further help

If you need help to understand a document, or would like it in another format or language, please call 01432 260500 or complete our contact us form.

If you have any questions relating to reception class admissions please contact us:

  • Telephone: 01432 260926 or 261574
  • Email:
  • Address: School Admissions, Herefordshire Council, Plough Lane Offices, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE 

When will my child start school?

The law requires children to be in full time education by the beginning of the term after their fifth birthday, but in Herefordshire most children start earlier than that. When your child starts school depends on you and the school your child will attend - make sure you discuss this with your chosen school.


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