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
Date of birth
Start Middle School
1st Sep 2017-31st Aug 2018
1st Sep 2018-31st Aug 2019
1st Sep 2019-31st Aug 2020
1st Sep 2020-31st Aug 2021
Timetable for Admissions to First and Middle Schools for Enrolment in September 2022
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