School Admissions online applications - Essential maintenance
Please be aware that the School Admissions online portal for applications will be offline all day on Monday 2nd October and Tuesday 3rd October due to essential works.  Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.

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 a PC or laptop.  If you do not have access to your own PC/Laptop, you can use one for free in any of our Libraries

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 2024-25

Citizen Portal is offline between the hours of 10.00pm until 12.00 midnight every evening.  Unfortunately, no online applications can be made during these times.  Apologies, for any inconvenience this may cause.

To contact the School Admissions Team please ring 01443 281111 or e-mail

Find a school using our online search facilities.
Find further information on the journey into Welsh education.
All children are entitled to a part time Nursery place from the start of the term following their third birthday.

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


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


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.
Find provision available for early years.

View the Starting Schools Booklet for further information and advice.

Thinking about Welsh medium education for your child? Our booklet covers the benefits of choosing Welsh medium education and discusses some common concerns parents have. View Being Bilingual Booklet

The Rhondda Cynon Taf Admission Forum plays a key role in ensuring a fair admissions system that is easy and straightforward for parents to understand.