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Apply for a primary school place for September 2020

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you will need to apply for a reception class place for your child to start school in September 2020.

The online application process has now closed. The national offer date for reception class places is Thursday 16 April 2020.

How we will notify you

  • If you applied online you will receive an automatic email. You can also log into your account to see the school offer.

Log into your account to see your school offer 

  • If you applied on a paper copy you will receive a letter in the post

Late applications

If you still need to apply for a primary school place for September 2020 please contact the school admissions team on 01432 260926 or 261574 to request a paper application.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your paper application form reaches our office. We recommend you return your completed application via recorded delivery or hand deliver it to Herefordshire Council, Plough Lane, Hereford, HR4 0LE.

We also advise contacting the school admissions team directly to ensure your application form has been received.

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

Late applications received by 1 May 2020 will receive an outcome week commencing 18 May 2020.

Any subsequent late applications will be dealt with as and when they are received and we will aim to inform you of the outcome within five working days.

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.