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 read the Information for parents: admission to primary school document before deciding on your preferred school.

Apply online for a primary school place for September 2021

The online application process opens on 14 September 2020 and closes on 15 January 2021. 

If you are unable to use this facility 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 Friday 16 April 2021.

  • 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 2021

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.

School 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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