UK Primary School Applications Closing Soon!

Don’t miss the deadline for primary school applications in England – which is Friday, January 15 2022.
UK Primary School Applications Closing Soon!
By Carli Allan
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If your child is due to start school in September 2022, you’ll need to submit your application for a primary school place by Friday, January 15 2022.

All parents applying to a state school in England need to apply through their local authority to apply for places at their chosen primary schools. You can find your local authority by entering your postcode here.

Anyone currently living overseas who wants to apply for a state-funded school place must have a right of abode in the UK (have a British passport, be a British citizen etc). If you do not, then you will need to apply to an independent (also known as a private or public) school, which charges tuition fees.

Visit for independent reviews on some of the most popular prep and senior schools in the UK for international students, with information including curriculum, fees, facilities and exam results.

By the time applications close, your child must be three years old or have just turned four years old. School places are allocated in line with published admissions criteria on your local education authority’s website.

You will be notified of your child's school place by post or by email on National Offer Day for primary schools, which is Tuesday, April 19 2022. Any applications that arrive late will be considered after those which were submitted by the deadline.

Read more: Here’s what to expect on the day – and what to do if you don’t get your first choice.

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