Apply for a primary school place for September 2023

If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 you will need to apply for a reception class place for your child to start school in September 2023.

If your child already has an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), please visit Admission process for children with an EHCP, additional learning needs or a disability, as there is a different process for applying.

Please refer to the primary school admissions guidance and read the Information for parents: admission to primary school document before deciding on your preferred school.

The online application process opens on 20 September 2022 and closes on 15 January 2023.

Apply online for a primary school place for September 2023

When we will notify you

The national offer date for reception class places is  Monday 17 April 2023.

Late applications

Applications received after 15 January 2023 will be classed as late and will be processed after the national offer date of 17 April 2023 (with the exception of late applications with evidence of a genuine reason received between 16 January 2023 and 26 February 2023).

Further help

If you need further help or have any questions relating to reception class admissions please contact the school admissions team on 01432 260926 or 01432 261574.

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.

Herefordshire schools admissions contact details

Address: School Admissions, Herefordshire Council, Plough Lane Offices, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE

Telephone: Reception admissions officers 01432 260926 or 01432 261574
Telephone: Secondary phase transfer officer 01432 260925
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