Children start primary school full-time in the academic year in which they turn five years of age. The first class they will attend is called the reception class. The following classes are called year 1 through to year 6.
Children who are due to start primary school reception class in September 2017 were born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013.
Parents will be invited to submit their preferences for the primary school they'd like their child to attend.
Your child will not be automatically allocated a school place; you have to apply.
The application process
Parents are invited to submit a preference for a primary school place in the November of the academic year in which the child turns four.
If your child currently attends a school nursery in Middlesbrough, the school will forward your child's details to us so we can send out your application pack. Please note that a place in a school's nursery does not guarantee your child a place in that primary school; you will still need to apply.
If your child is not attending a school nursery, you need to contact the Admissions Team to supply us with your child's details in November 2016 so an application pack can be issued.
A booklet is available containing information and help on the transition to primary school. View the Primary and Secondary Education in Middlesbrough document.
Timetable for primary school admissions, September 2017 intake
|November 2016||Advertisement in press inviting parents to apply for primary places within the area for September 2016 intake|
|16 November 2016||Letters sent to parents with common application form and online details|
|15 January 2017||Closing date for return of forms or online applications|
|March-April 2017||Preferences considered|
|16 April 2017||Letter to parents confirming outcome of application|
|June/July 2017||Appeals as required|
In the event that you aren't happy with the school that has been offered there is an appeals procedure.
If you have any queries regarding school admissions please contact us.