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Primary schools

How to apply to a primary school

Find out how to apply to a primary school and important dates.

Application process

  • choose a denominational or nondenominational school in your catchment area
  • contact the school to apply - it's not yet possible to apply online

Find primary school contact details

Primary one deadline date

You need to apply before 31 January. Details of the formal school application week will be announced on our website.

If you are late applying, it might not be possible to provide a place for your child at your catchment school.

Documents you need to apply

  • child's birth certificate
  • current Council Tax notice
  • Roman Catholic baptismal certificate (if applying to a denominational school)
  • mortgage statement or rent agreement covering the period for at least one year
  • child benefit statement
  • driving licence, utility bill or bank statement can also be accepted if no longer in receipt of child benefit

Applying to a school outside your catchment area

If you live outside the catchment area of your school, you need to make a placing request by 31 January.

Read our full school admission and transfer arrangements

How to apply to a primary school

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