Reception – September 2024
If your child’s fifth birthday is between 1 September 2024 and 31 August 2025 then you will need to apply for a reception place at a first, infant or primary school in readiness to start in September 2024.
If your child is in Year 4 at a first school in September 2023 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 Middle School
1st Sep 2019-31st Aug 2020
1st Sep 2020-31st Aug 2021
1st Sep 2021-31st Aug 2022
1st Sep 2022-31st Aug 2023
Timetable for Admissions to First and Middle Schools for Enrolment in September 2024.
1st November 2023
Applications for reception and middle school open
15th January 2024
Applications for reception and middle school close
16th January 2024
Applications for Picknalls Nursery open
16th April 2024
National Offer Day