Starting Reception 2024

If your child will be aged 4 by 31st August 2024, you need to apply for a for a school place for September 2024.

The deadline for making an application to the Local Authority is 15th January 2024 (but if you haven't done it yet, still apply and your application will be considered in a later round. 

If your child is due to start school in September 2024 and you would like to find out more about School Readiness, there is a wealth of information on the Local Authority website


This video, which is available in English, Urdu, Sylheti, Somali and Polish, includes 10 things that you child should be able to do before they start school.