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Nursery Admissions Information and Advice

How to apply

Parents/carers can express a preference when selecting a school for their child(ren).

Details of all Rhondda Cynon Taf schools can be found in our Starting School Booklet and details of catchment schools can be found using the catchment schools finder.

Parents/carers must complete an application for a Nursery place.  Parents can apply online for a nursery place.  Applying  online is quick and easy.  Follow these steps :-

  1. Visit
  2. Register with a valid e-mail address.
  3. Follow the instructions on the online application web pages.

If you do not have access to your own computer, free internet access is available at any Rhondda Cynon Taf Library.  Alternatively, a paper application form is available by contacting the School Admissions Team on 01443 281111.

Please also refer to the ‘Notes for guidance – admissions.

Please note that where more applications are received than there are places available, places will be allocated subject to the Council’s published oversubscription criteria.

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has no obligation to provide places for Nursery and Pre-Nursery aged children who do not reside within the borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf.

The Council continuously reviews and reserves the right to amend its admission procedures for non-statutory Pre-Nursery and Nursery education.

Key dates for applying

Please note the important dates in the table below, so that you will know when to apply and when you will be notified of the outcome of your application.

Nursery Admissions Information
Admission CohortAge of PupilApplications available fromApplications to be returned by Decision Notifications  Issued

Primary School Nursery Class

(i.e. Age 3 before 1st Sept 2022)

4th Birthday falls between:

1st September 2022 and 31st August 2023

2nd  September 2021

12th November 2021

19th April 2022