Admission to School - Information for Parents 2023-2024

When to apply

Admissions Application Timetable Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools - Schedule of Events

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

Early Applications

Please note that early applications cannot be used as a criterion for giving priority in allocating places. All applications received up to the closing date are treated equally.

Late Applications

Applications received after the application closing deadline will not be considered until those received before the deadline have been awarded. Applications received after the closing date are less likely to be awarded a place at the preferred school parents applied for.