Starting school or moving up to Junior school

21. Primary timeline for 2020 entry

Timeline for entry in 2020

Children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 will be starting school in September 2020.

Children attending an infant school and born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 will be moving up to junior school in September 2020.


September to December 2019 - 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 list 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 becomes available. Open events are the easiest way to see a school first hand. You may need to make an appointment.


4 November – Applications open


The online portal opens for Buckinghamshire primary applications. It is quick and easy to apply online you just need an email address. We will then keep in touch with you  by email throughout the process. 



14 January - Infant to Junior transfer


The last date to hand in a paper application to your child’s infant school - 9 am.


15 January 2020 Deadline - Primary school applications close at 3 pm


If you live in Buckinghamshire you have until 3 pm on this date to submit your 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 provide address evidence to accompany their application.

Submit your address evidence

29 January – Deadline last 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. 


16 April - National Offer Day

Parents who applied online will receive be able to log on and view their offer.  They will also be sent an email.

We post letters to parents who applied on a paper form.


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Last updated: 9 July 2019

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