Starting school or moving up to junior school
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.
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.
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.
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
Last updated: 18 January 2021