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​​​How to apply for a primary school place

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Timetable for applying for a primary school place​​

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Monday, 1 October 2018The online admissions system opens for primary school places​​​.​
November 2018​​If we hold details for your child, we'll write to you and​ encourage you to apply.

November is the earliest time we can access the data from other agencies.​
Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Closing date ​for applications
Ensure your primary school application is submitted before this date.​
Friday, 22 February 2019​
​​Last date for any changes to the address in your application​.
Tuesday, ​16 April 2019
National offer day​.

Follow the​ 4 step process for applying for a primary school place

Use the links below to follow the 4 step process for applying for a primary school place. Alternatively, you can view the 4 step application process by downloading the Primary School Admissions Booklet (9.8MB pdf)​

Step 1 - decide​ on a primary school

Before deciding on your choice of primary school, find out about the different types of schools and do some research. This will help you make the right choice for your child.​

Step 1 - decide on a primary school

Step 2 - what you need to know before applying for a primary school place

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Information on admission policies and frequently asked questions about applying for a primary school place​.

Step 2 - what you need to know before applying for a primary school place

Step 3 - apply for a primary school place

Make your application for a primary school place, make a late application or an in-year transfer.

Step 3 - apply for a primary school place

Step 4 - what happens after you apply for a primary school place​

What happens after you've applied, when you'll receive your offer of a place, how to accept the offer, waiting lists and appeals​.​​

Step 4 - w​hat happens after you apply for a primary school place​

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Contact

0300 303 0340

Phone: Monday-Friday 9am-4.45pm.

Early Help and Schools​
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU