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Reception class admissions

Admission to a primary school reception class for September 2017

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 you will need to apply for a reception class place for your child between Wednesday 14 September 2016 and Sunday 15 January 2017.

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 Wednesday 14 September 2016 and Sunday 15 January 2017.

Apply online for a reception class place

When we will notify you

The national offer date for reception class places is Sunday 16 April 2017.

  • If you applied online you will receive an automatic email
  • If you submitted a paper application you will receive a letter in the post on Tuesday 18 April 2017 (due to the Easter Monday Bank Holiday)

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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