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10. What if I miss the application deadline?


It is very important that you make your application on time. This table below shows how we manage applications we get on time, and any that are late.

Date we receive your application Do you think you have exceptional reasons for your late application? Will your application be treated as on time? When you will know which school your child has been offered
By 15 January 2019 N/A Yes 16 April 2019
By 29 January 2019 Yes - evidence included and agreed Yes 16 April 2019
By 29 January 2019 Yes - evidence included and not agreed No 16 April 2019
By 29 January 2019 No No 16 April 2019

Exceptional reasons

There are a few exceptional reasons for why an application may not have been made in time.

For example:

  • you may have been ill for a long time
  • there may have been a family bereavement which prevented you from applying by the deadline

Moving into the area is not an exceptional reason for applying late.

Can i still apply?

If you have missed the application deadline and still need to apply for a primary school place in September 2019, please download and print the application form and return it to us as soon as possible. You can either attach it to our contact us form or post it to us.

Admissions and Transport Team
Buckinghamshire County Council 
County Hall
HP20 1UA

Information about deadlines are available on our later allocation rounds page.

What happens to late applications?

If an application is late we will not look at it until after all those that we received on time. The only exception would be if we received your application by 29 January 2019 and you have included independent professional evidence which we agree shows why you could not apply on time.

Please also see section 9 if you are a Service or Crown Servant family. If we receive your application and supporting evidence by 12 February 2019 we will treat your application as timely.

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Last updated: 12 March 2019

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