Starting school or moving up to junior school

5/27/2021 11:24:57 AM

1. Primary Timeline for entry in 2021

Children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 will be starting school in September 2021.

Children attending an infant school and born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 will be moving up to junior school in September 2021.



September to December 2020 - open events (these may be held virtually)

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

Find my child a school place

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

2 November 2020

Applications open for primary school places.


14 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 midnight

Buckinghamshire residents have until midnight on this date to submit their online primary school application.

If you are posting a paper application it must reach us no later than 3 pm on this date. All applicants must submit address evidence to accompany their application.

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.

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

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.

Those who applied using a paper application will receive their offer a day later.

View Offer

6 July - School Transition Day

Children usually visit their new school

September 2021 - start of new school year

The new school year starts and children attend their new school

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Last updated: 27 May 2021

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