School Admissions and Changing Schools

Page updated on: 08/09/2023

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 2020 to 31 August 2021 January, April, September 2024 31 July 2023 October 2023 No right of appeal

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

1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020 September 2023, January or April 2024

31 January 2023

16 April 2023 or the next working day 30 May 2023
 Secondary education (Moving up from primary) 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012 September 2023 20 December 2022 1 March 2023 or the next working day 12 April 2023

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