Last updated:

16th April 2024

Starting junior school - age 7

National Offer Day

Tuesday 16 April 2024 is National Offer Day for transfer to junior school. To discuss the results of your child's application, please email the team at, quoting your child's name and date of birth for reference.

To formally accept or decline the school offered to your child, log in to your Citizen's Portal Account.

If you have not applied using our Portal, please use our school place offer acceptance form.

If you have not achieved a place at a preferred school and wish to learn about the appeal procedure, read our school admissions and exclusions appeals page.

Applying for a junior school place for September 2024

The deadline for submitting on time applications has now passed. To submit a late application, please download and complete the form below and return it to

You will also need to provide the reasons for your application being submitted after the national deadline.

What schools you can apply to

When you make an application to us you can list up to 4 schools, in order of preference. You can list both junior and primary schools as your preferences

  • Every infant school has a junior school which it's linked to. This school is given the highest priority and we recommend you include this as one of your choices.
  • It's important to remember that if your child attends an infant school, there is no automatic transfer to the linked junior school - you still need to apply.:
  • You can use our schools designated areas map to find out which designated or 'catchment' area you live in.
  • You can see a list of state schools in the parents' guide to starting infant, primary and junior school (PDF document).
  • You can list any junior state school as one of your preferences, even if it isn't in our borough.
  • If you want to apply for a primary school you will need to create a citizens portal account by following the link below: Citizens Portal
  • If you want to apply to a private school you will need to apply to the school directly.

Schools performance

You can find out how each school is performing on our schools performance page.

Schools in other boroughs

If you've selected a school in another borough, you should check to make sure if there are any extra forms you need to complete. You can find our neighbouring boroughs below:

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