Primary School Enrolment

If your child will be five before 28 February 2016 then it is time to enrol them for school.


If your child will be five on or before that date, you must register your child to start school during the registration week from 12 January 2015 to 16 January 2015.

The next school session begins on Tuesday 18 August 2015.

What happens if my child is five between 19 August 2015 and 28 February 2016?

These children are eligible to start school on Tuesday 18 August 2015 and you should register your child for primary school.

However, nearer to the start of the school year you may wish to  delay your child’s entry to school [737kb] if you think that they are not ready to start. You should discuss this with staff at your child’s nursery who will be able to help you make the best decision for your child. If you decide to delay your child’s entry to primary school you will be able to withdraw your child’s registration form.

It would be appreciated if you could make this decision by 31 May 2015.  Further information on deferred entry is available from all primary schools.

How do I register my child for primary school?

Each school has a defined zone known as a catchment area, and offers places in that school to pupils resident within that area.

You should visit your local catchment area primary school during the January registration week to register your child.  When you register your child you will need to take your child’s birth certificate and also your 2014/2015 Council Tax demand notice and a recent utility bill as proof that you live permanently at your address, as well as completing the  registration form [226kb]. The  registration form is also available in Polish [389kb] and  Romanian [253kb].

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