Apply for a primary school place for September 2018

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 you will need to apply for a reception class place for your child to start school in September 2018.

The online application process has now closed.

You will need to 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.

When we will notify you

The national offer date for reception class places is Monday 16 April 2018.

  • 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 16 April 2018

Our Reception class offers document 2018-19 sets out what you need to do once you receive your offer.

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.