Reception – September 2023

Applications for Reception and Nursery places from September 2023 have closed.

If you applied online please check your email for your offer from 17th April 2023. If you used an alternative method you will receive your offer through the post directly from Staffordshire County Council (SCC). If you have any problems or questions regarding your application please contact SCC Admissions on 0300 111 8007 or email [email protected]

If your child’s fifth birthday is between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024 then you will need to apply for a reception place at a first, infant or primary school in readiness to start in September 2023.

If your child is in Year 4 at a first school in September 2022 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 2018-31st Aug 2019

September 2022

September 2023

September 2028

1st Sep 2019-31st Aug 2020

September 2023

September 2024

September 2029

1st Sep 2020-31st Aug 2021

September 2024

September 2025

September 2030

1st Sep 2021-31st Aug 2022

September 2025

September 2026

September 2031

Timetable for Admissions to First and Middle Schools for Enrolment in September 2023.



1st November 2022

Applications for reception and middle school open

15th January 2023

Applications for reception and middle school close

16th January 2023

Applications for Picknalls Nursery open

18th April 2023

National Offer Day

Virtual Tour