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THE CHOICE ADVICE SERVICE IS NO LONGER IN OPERATION

Feel free to use the information on this site, however it will not be updated and may quickly be out of date.  All enquiries should be directed to Kirklees Pupil Admissions.

https://enrol.kirklees.gov.uk/ENROL/default.aspx

Date of birth range: 01/09/2011 – 31/08/2012 Date of birth range: 01/09/2012 – 31/08/2013 Date of birth range: 01/09/13 – 31/08/2014
Apply online from 1 September 2015 Apply online from 1 September 2016 Apply online from 1 September 2017
Applications for a school place will be online only from 1 September 2015. This will apply to all normal round applications for places in September 2016. Applications for a school place will be online only from 1 September 2016. This will apply to all normal round applications for places in September 2017. Applications for a school place will be online only from 1 September 2017. This will apply to all normal round applications for places in September 2018.
When to apply: When to apply:­ When to apply:
If your child is starting primary school (reception) in September 2016, you must apply online between 1 September 2015 and 16 January 2016 (applies for children born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012). If your child is starting primary school (reception) in September 2017, you must apply online between 1 September 2016 and 16 January 2017 (applies for children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013). If your child is starting primary school (reception) in September 2018, you must apply online between 1 September 2017 and 16 January 2018 (applies for children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014).

We would strongly recommend that you include your PAA (Priority Admission Area – or ‘catchment’) school as one of your preferences.  If you don’t, and the school(s) you have applied to are full, then your child would be allocated the nearest school with a vacancy, which may not be the PAA school for your address.  Please use all your preferences.

Finding your PAA (catchment) School

Find your PAA school here: http://map.kirklees.gov.uk/schooladmissionareas/default.aspx

Summer born children

Kirklees’ guidance on educating children outside of their chronological age group

Nick Gibb MP – Letter re Summer Born Admissions

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