Soon time to apply for school places

4:17pm - 11 August 2021
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Parents of pre-schoolers might find it hard to believe that their little ones will be starting school next year.

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 they will be due to start reception year next September.

There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing the right school.

Parenting website Bounty has some top tips.

Applications open on Sunday 12 September and you have until Saturday 15 January to make your choice for the September 2022 intake.

If you have older children who are moving up to a new school, you’ll also be able to apply from Sunday 12 September:

·       children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 moving to a junior school for Year 3. Apply by Saturday 15 January.

·       children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 moving to a middle school for Year 5. Apply by Saturday 15 January.

·       children born between 1 September 20010 and 31 August 2011 moving to a secondary school for Year 7. The deadline is earlier – Sunday 31 October.

·       children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 moving to an upper school for Year 9. Apply by Sunday 31 October.

·       children born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008 moving to a University Technical College or free school for Year 10. Apply by Sunday 31 October.

It’s really important to apply by the relevant closing date or you may not be considered in the first round of applications.

We can’t reserve a place for those who apply late, so you’ll be less likely to get your preferred school.

You can name up to three preferences and they can be schools both within and outside North Somerset.

Read the parent guides before applying, as they explain the application process and how to use the online system.

Apply online from Sunday 12 September.

If you have any queries call us on 01275 884 078 or email admissions@n-somerset.gov.uk