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Primary schools

Applying for primary school for September 2021

If your child turns four on or between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021, he or she can start primary school in September 2021.

The closing date for applications was 15 January 2021. If you have not already applied you should complete the below application form.

Reception Year Application Form

Before you apply:

  • Read the primary education booklet, which contains useful information about the application process, including: how places will be allocated, definition of home address and how late applications will be dealt with. 
  • Consider how your child will get to school and the potential transport costs.
  • Clarify any issues you are not sure about with a member of the School Admissions team, email schooladmissions@sthelens.gov.uk.

If your child is already attending primary school and you wish to transfer schools, please access information on how to do this via the 'Useful Links' tab below.

Offer information

If you applied online for your child's primary school place for September 2021, you should have received an email at approximately 8.00AM on Friday 16 April 2021 or you can log into your account and view the offer online. 

Can't see your school offer?

Check your spam or junk mail folders if your email hasn't arrived.

If you have more than one email address, you may have registered with a different address.

If you no longer use the email address that you registered with, contact us for help.

If you opted to be informed via letter or completed a paper application form, your decision letter will be posted first class on Friday 16  April 2021.

If possible, please don't telephone the School Admissions Team to confirm your offer as this will delay our response to parents who may need advice on appeals and waiting lists - thank you for your patience and support.


Privacy notice

The council has a legal responsibility to protect the data it collects. A copy of the School Admissions privacy notice can be downloaded.