Children start primary school full-time in the academic year in which they turn five years of age. The first class they will attend is called the reception class. The following classes are called year 1 through to year 6.
Children who are due to start primary school reception class in September 2019 were born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015.
Parents will be invited to submit their preferences for the primary school they'd like their child to attend.
Your child won't automatically be allocated a school place; you have to apply.
The application process
Parents are invited to submit a preference for a primary school place in the November of the academic year in which the child turns four.
If your child currently attends a school nursery in Middlesbrough, the school will forward your child's details to us so we can send out your application pack. Please note that a place in a school's nursery doesn't guarantee your child a place in that primary school; you'll still need to apply.
If your child isn't attending a school nursery, you'll need to contact the Admissions Team to supply us with your child's details in November 2018 so an application pack can be issued.
A booklet is available containing information and help on the transition to primary school. View the Primary and Secondary Education in Middlesbrough document.
Timetable for primary school admissions, September 2019 intake
|16 November 2018||Letters sent to parents with common application form and online details|
|15 January 2019||Closing date for return of forms or online applications|
|March-April 2019||Preferences considered|
|16 April 2019||Emails and/or letters to parents confirming outcome of application|
|June/July 2019||Appeals as required|
If a school is unable to offer your child a place please view our appeals webpage.