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 2018 can be made online
From September 2017, Parents/Carers can also apply online for pre-nursery places for January 2018 and can apply in January 2018 for pre-nursery places for April 2018.
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 them for free in any of our Libraries or One4All Centres.
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 Booklet (pdf).
All children are entitled to a part time Nursery place from the start of term following their third birthday. These places are provided strictly subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed at any school.
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.
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.
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. 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 Head Teacher 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.
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council,
Education and Lifelong Learning
Tel: 01443 744232
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