Reception – September 2025

Applications for Reception places open in September 2024.

If your child’s fifth birthday is between 1 September 2025 and 31 August 2026 then you will need to apply for a reception place at a first, infant or primary school in readiness to start in September 2025.

If your child is in Year 4 at a first school in September 2024 you will need to apply for a place at middle school. 

The table below gives more information on when your child is eligible to join the nursery or reception classes and when they will move on to middle school.

Date of birth

Start Nursery

Start Reception

Start Middle School

1st Sep 2020-31st Aug 2021

September 2024

September 2025

September 2030

1st Sep 2021-31st Aug 2022

September 2025

September 2026

September 2031

1st Sep 2022-31st Aug 2023

September 2026

September 2027

September 2032

1st Sep 2023-31st Aug 2024

September 2027

September 2028

September 2033

Timetable for Admissions to First and Middle Schools for Enrolment in September 2025




Applications for reception and middle school open

15th January 2025

Applications for reception and middle school close

16th January 2025

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