Apply for a primary school place for September 2021

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 you will need to apply for a reception class place for your child to start school in September 2021.

Please refer to the primary school admissions guidance and read the Information for parents: admission to primary school document before making your application.

The online application process has now closed

The deadline for applying for a primary school place online was 15 January 2021.

You can request a paper application form from the reception admissions officers on 01432 260926 or 01432 261574 or email, or or you can download the application form.

Please note - it is your responsibility to ensure that your paper application form reaches the council. We recommend you return your completed application via recorded delivery to:

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

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

When we will notify you

The national offer date for reception class places is Friday 16 April 2021.

Further help

If you need help with making an application or have any questions relating to reception class admissions please contact the school admissions team on 01432 260926 or 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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