School Admissions and Changing Schools

Page updated on: 12/05/2022

We only accept applications for schools in Carmarthenshire. If you are applying for a school in another County, please contact them directly.

Please remember that even if you have spoken to a school and they have said there are places available, until you’ve made an application and had confirmation from us that your child has been accepted, they cannot start school.

Admissions Application Timetable Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools

Provision Date of Birth range Starting school Deadline for application Notification date Appeals closing date
3-year old nursery education (Part-time) 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020 January, April, September 2023 31 July 2022 October 2022 No right of appeal

4-year old education 4 to 11 (Full-time)

1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019 September 2022, January or April 2023 31 January 2022 16 April 2022 or the next working day 28 May 2022
 Secondary education (Moving up from primary) 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011 September 2022 17 December 2021 1 March 2022 or the next working day 12 April 2022

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