Admission to Primary Schools September 2021 entry
You need to apply now for September 2021:
See the timetable further down this page for key dates in the process.
If you are moving to Staffordshire from abroad, please see the information on moving from overseas.
If you want to apply to change schools during the academic year, or your child does not currently have a school place, please see the information on in-year admissions.
Our online search and compare tool will help you to find information about your nearest schools, including performance information, teacher/pupil ratios and much more.
Making an application
The quickest and easiest way to apply is online. A link to the online application system will appear here once applications open. You must apply through the local authority where your child lives not where your preferred schools are located.
What if I can't apply online or have a problem?
As a last resort, you can complete the relevant paper application form but it really is better to apply online. Please note: Paper application forms sent by post will not receive an acknowledgement of receipt and you will not receive your school place offer by email on 16 April 2021
You can then either:
School Admissions and Transport Service, Staffordshire County Council, 1 Staffordshire Place, Stafford, ST16 2DH.
The application system will open on 1 November 2020. You should only use this system if your child lives in Staffordshire.
Applications will close on 15 January 2021.
Applications sent to and received from other local authorities.
Application details and supporting documentation sent to acadmies, aided and foundation schools.
Academies, aided and foundations schools forward lists of all preferences ranked in accordance with their admission arrangements to the county council.
Provisional offers shared between local authorities.
Final offers exchanged between local authorities.
Parents receive outcomes on National Offer Day, 16 April 2021.
April - August
Processing of late applications and any available places allocated from waiting lists.
June - July
Appeals heard by independent appeal panels.