Apply for a primary school place 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 to start school in September 2017.

Late applications for September 2017

The online application process closed on 15 January 2017. 

To make a late application please download and complete the paper application form or email or telephone the Reception admission officers to request an application form.

Please read the primary school admissions guidance before making an application.

Download late application form for a primary place 

It is your responsibility to ensure your paper application form reaches the council. We recommend you return your completed application via recorded delivery or hand deliver it to:

  • Herefordshire Council, Plough Lane, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 0LE

We also advise contacting the school admissions team directly on  01432 260926 or 261574 to ensure your application form has been received.

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.

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 on the Welcome to Herefordshire website