Apply for a new reception, junior and secondary school place

Children of certain ages can apply for schools for the September 2024-25 intake.

IntakeYearChild date of birth range
reception01 September 2019 to 31 August 2020
infant to junior31 September 2016 to 31 August 2017
first to middle*51 September 2014 to 31 August 2015
secondary71 September 2012 to 31 August 2013
middle to upper*91 September 2010 to 31 August 2011
UTC*101 September 2009 to 31 August 2010

 *North Somerset schools do not have this intake. However, schools in other local authorities may have.

On time applications for students applying for reception, infant to junior and first to middle* open on 12 September 2023 and close at 11.59pm on 15 January 2024. 

On time applications for secondary, middle to upper* and UTC* open between 12 September 2023 and close at 11.59pm on 31 October 2023. 

If you live in North Somerset you must submit your application to us. You need to do so even if you want to apply for school(s) outside North Somerset. We consider you to you live in North Somerset if you pay your council tax to us.

If you live outside North Somerset and want to apply for a North Somerset school, you must submit your application to your home council.

In year transfers

If you wish to apply for an in year transfer, please see our Moving schools (in year) webpage.


If your child has a current Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), you do not need to apply for a school place. Your child’s EHCP will name the school they will go to in September.