If your child’s fifth birthday is between 1st September 2022 and 31st August 2023 then you will need to apply for a reception place at a first, infant or primary school in readiness to start in September 2022.

If your child is in Year 4 at a first school in September 2021 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.

Apply for Reception starting September 2022

Applications are now open and close on 15th January 2022

Click here to apply online

Date of birth

Start Nursery

Start Reception

Start Middle School

1st Sep 2017-31st Aug 2018

September 2021

September 2022

September 2027

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 20215

September 2030

Timetable for Admissions to First and Middle Schools for Enrolment in September 2022

Date

Event

1st November 2021

Applications for reception and middle school open

15th January 2022

Applications for reception and middle school close

16th January 2022

Applications for Picknalls Nursery open

18th April 2022

National Offer Day