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Key dates

The following key dates will help you with applying for a junior school for year 3 admission in 2021/22.

Transfer process Dates
Online applications open Monday 7 September 2020
Closing date for applications Friday 15 January 2021
Late applications open Monday 18 January 2021
National offer day Friday 16 April 2021
Appeal against a refusal of a place June to July 2021

Further information

7 September 2020 – Application process opens online

You will be able to apply for your child’s junior school place for entry in 2021/22 from 12:01am on Monday 7 September 2020.

15 January 2021 – Closing date

Deadline for applications is midnight. Missing the deadline will significantly reduce your chances of getting a place at the school you want.

16 April  2021 – National offer day

Offers of school places are sent out for all on-time applications. If you applied online, we will send you an email with your application outcome. Letters will also be sent by second class post.

10 May 2021 - Late applications considered (round 1)

Late applications received between 16 January 2021 and 16 April 2021, will be considered after this date.

14 May 2021 – Deadline to submit an appeal

Deadline to submit an appeal to ensure it is heard in the first round of appeals.

7 June 2021 – Late applications considered (round 2)

Late applications received after 16 April 2021 will be considered after this date.

From 30 August 2021 - Your child starts school

If your child was not offered a place in your first preference school, they will remain on waiting lists for any higher preference schools until at least 31 December.

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