Moving from infant to junior school (7+)


Apply for your child’s primary school place: If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, then they are due to start primary school in September 2021. Don’t miss the deadline on 15 January 2021. If you miss the deadline you are much less likely to get the school you want.

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 2020
  • Closing date for applications: 15 January 2021
  • National offer date: 16 April 2021
  • Appeal hearings: June and July 2021
  • Induction days: summer term 2021