Starting school or moving up to Junior school

1. Primary Timeline for entry in 2019

Children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 will be starting school in September 2019.

Children attending an infant school and born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 will be moving up to junior school in September 2019.



September to December 2018 - visit the schools

It's important you find out about the schools you are interested in before you decide to put them on your application. You can name up to 6 schools when you apply.

Find my child a school place

Open events information will be added to our school directory when it is available. Open events are the easiest way to see a school first hand. You may need to make an appointment.

5 November - Primary Portal opened for applications




11 January - infant to junior transfer

This is the last date to hand in a paper application to your child's infant school - 9am.

15 January deadline - primary school applications close at 3pm

Submit your address evidence

29 January deadline - this is the latest date for moving into Buckinghamshire

The latest date for moving into Buckinghamshire (and providing evidence) for us to use this address when we consider your school preferences for the first round of allocations.

Please note that some Academies, Foundation and Voluntary-Aided schools, may have different deadlines - check their rules. What to do if you are moving house 

February to April - preferences allocation

Your preferences are combined with applications from out of the county and are ordered according to the admissions rules of each school.

When we are making decisions, we don't take into account the order that you have put the schools in on your application; we will just list all children according to the admission rules for each school.

If we can offer your child more than one school, we will always offer your child a place at the school you have put higher on your application.

How we allocated school places in previous years

16 April - National Offer Day

Parents who applied online will be able to log in and view their offer. They will also be sent an email. We post letters to parents who applied on a paper form.

View your offer online

2 July - School Transition Day

September 2019 - start of new school year

The new school year starts and children attend their new school

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Last updated: 8 April 2019

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