Reception Admissions

Reception Admissions

The 2023/24 admission to reception application round opened on Monday 26th September 2022. Applications can be made online from this date: Enrol: Online School Admissions Website
The application round closes on Sunday 15th January 2023. Late applications can still be made after this date by completing an application form. 

NCC Application Form


When does your child start school? 

  • If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, they are due to start school in reception class in the school year starting September 2023 and are entitled to a full-time place.
  • Parents are entitled to defer their child’s admission or request that their child attend on a part-time basis. By law, children must start statutory education full-time no later than the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. 



  • You will need to make an application for a reception class place, even if your child currently attends a nursery class at the same school. 
  • Attendance at a nursery attached to a school, does not normally give you any priority for a place at that school


If you apply online, you will be able to sign in to your account and see the decisions during the day on 17th April 2023. If you post an application form, you will be sent a letter on 17th April 2023 by second class post telling you the decision.

First admission to school timetable for September 2023 entry 

  • Round opens - 26th September 2022
  • Round closes - 15th January 2023
  • National Offer Day when school place decisions are made available - 17th April 2023
  • Appeals closing date - 12th May 2023
  • Mini admission round to consider changes - 20th May 2023
  • Appeals hearings - June/July 2023
  • Waiting lists maintained until the 31st December 2023

2024 Admissions Policy

2023 Admissions Policy