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Reception class admissions

Admission to a primary school reception class for September 2016

If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 you will need to apply for a reception class place for your child between Sunday 1 November 2015 and Friday 15 January 2016.

How to apply

Please read the documents on this page and view the related pages before making an application.

The green button will take you to the online application. The link will be live during the application period Sunday 1 November 2015 to 15 January 2016.

Apply online for a reception class place

When we will notify you

The national offer date for reception class places is Saturday 16 April 2016.

  • All applicants will receive a letter in the post
  • If you applied online you will also receive an automatic email

Further help

If you need help with making an application or 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 

Parents of children resident outside Herefordshire

If you are not resident in Herefordshire then you should obtain admission details from your home Local Authority (LA), even if your preferences include schools within Herefordshire. (The "home" LA is defined as the Local Authority relevant to the child's home address).

If you wish to apply for a place at any Herefordshire school, you must complete an application provided by your "home" LA. The "home" LA will ensure that the application details are passed onto Herefordshire LA for consideration in the allocation of school places.

Information in other languages

You can see information about education and applying for school places in Polish/Portuguese/Russian at

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