Applying for a school place

Applications for a school place need to be made at various stages of a child's education Pre-Nursery, Nursery, Reception, Infant/Junior Transfers and Secondary.

Applications for places in nursery, reception, infant to junior/primary school (Year 3) and secondary school (Year 7) for september 2019 can be made online

From September 2018, Parents/Carers can also apply online for pre-nursery places for January 2019 and can apply in January 2019 for pre-nursery places for April 2019.

Please note that not all mobile devices (iphones / iPads and android phones / tablets) are compatible with the online admissions system and the software company that provides the system recommend the use of PC or laptop.  If you do not have access to your own PC/Laptop, you can use for free in any of our Libraries

Please be aware that applications for voluntary-aided (church) schools need to be made directly to the required school.  Contact details can be found in the Starting School Book 2019-20 

Pre-nursery 

All children are entitled to a part time Nursery place from the start of the term following their third birthday.  These places are provided strictly subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed at any school.

Nursery

All children are entitled to a Nursery place from the September following their third birthday.

Please note that children who are admitted to a Pre-Nursery class will not have an “automatic” right to continue their education within that school.  A new application is required for entry to the Nursery class.  There may be occasions when, due to oversubscription, it will not be possible for this transfer to take place.

Reception

Children start the Reception class in Infant or Primary Schools the September following their fourth birthday.

Please note that children who are admitted to a nursery class will not have an “automatic” right to continue their education within that school.  A new application is required for entry to the Reception class.  There may be occasions when, due to oversubscription, it will not be possible for this transfer to take place.

Primary (Infant/Junior Transfers)

Children in Year 2 of an Infant School need to apply for a place at a Junior or Primary School.

Secondary

Children start Secondary School in the September following their eleventh birthday.

In Year Transfers (Moving schools during the school year)

Changing school during the school year is a serious step for your child(ren) to take.  In the case of moving the family home, such a decision may well be a necessity.  You will need to contact your local school or the School Admissions Team for advice at this time.  If you decide that you would like your child to transfer from one school to another, please contact their present Headteacher first to alert them of your decision.  Should you wish to proceed with the transfer arrangements you should contact the School Admissions Team for advice in making your application to the new school.

School Admissions

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council,

Education and Lifelong Learning

Ty Trevithick

Abercynon

Mountain Ash

CF45 4UQ

Tel: 01443 281111

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