Moving from infant to junior school (7+)


With the closure of schools we envisage a serious delay to any in-year applications for school places. Please be assured that we will process your application as soon as we can and there is no need to contact us unless there’s a change in your circumstances.

Applications for children starting school or moving to a secondary or junior school in September will hopefully be unaffected.

If your child is in Year 2 at an infant school, you’ll need to apply for a Year 3 place at a junior school.

You can name a maximum of three different schools. Listing more than one:
• won’t affect your first preference – we always offer the highest we can, and
• will increase your chances of an offer at a school you prefer.

Read the Admissions rules to find out what is and isn’t taken into account.

Some parents will want to request a place at a primary school in Year 3 instead of a junior school. You can only apply for this after 1 June as an in-year application.

As a fall-back position, we recommend you apply for a junior school in accordance with the key dates below. This will ensure your child has a confirmed place in September in case your preferred primary school is full.

Apply for a school place

Key dates

  • Apply online from 12 September 2019
  • Closing date for applications: 15 January 2020
  • National offer date: 16 April 2020
  • Appeal hearings: June and July 2020
  • Induction days: summer term 2020