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Primary school admissions


You can apply for a primary school place online.

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 2018 were born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.

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 2017 so an application pack can be issued.

More information

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 2018 intake

16 November 2017 Letters sent to parents with common application form and online details
15 January 2018 Closing date for return of forms or online applications
March-April 2018 Preferences considered
16 April 2018 Letter to parents confirming outcome of application
June/July 2018 Appeals as required

In the event that you aren't happy with the school that has been offered, there is an appeals procedure.

If you have any queries regarding school admissions please contact us.

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