Admission Deadlines

General information about Ceredigion Schools can be found in the Information for Parents Handbook. We recommend that you read this before making any decision about school places. We also remind that Ceredigion will only provide free school transport for children of statutory school age on the following basis:

  • Primary Aged Pupils (from 5 years of age) - 2 miles or more from their nearest suitable School
  • Secondary Aged Pupils - 3 miles or more from their nearest suitable School

Full details can be found on the School / College Transport pages.

2020/2021 Admissions
Type of Provision Closing Date Decision letter sent
Nursery 31st January 2020 16th April 2020
Primary/Reception 31st January 2020 16th April 2020
Secondary 20th December 2019 2nd March 2020

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In Ceredigion a child may be admitted to a primary school at the beginning of the term following his/her 4th birthday. However, legally parents may defer entry until their child is of compulsory School age (i.e. their 5th birthday) BUT parents will still need to apply for a School place at the same time as the non-deferred applications. If uncertain please contact the Admissions Officer.

If there is a nursery class at the school, children may start at the beginning of the term following their 3rd birthday, on a part-time basis.

Children commence their secondary education in the September following their 11th birthday.

Admission to Primary School / Primary Sector of 3-16 & 3-19 School

Type of Provision Age Date by which the appropriate age must be reached Term for Admission
Nursery 3 31st December 2020
31st March 2021
31st August 2021
Spring 2021
Summer 2021
Autumn 2021
Primary/Reception 4 31st December 2020
31st March 2021
31st August 2021
Spring 2021
Summer 2021
Autumn 2021

Admission to Secondary School / Secondary Sector of 3-16 & 3-19 School

Type of Provision  Age of Child Date by which the appropriate age must be reached Submit Application Decision Letter Sent Term For Admission
Secondary 11 31st August 2020 20th December 2019 2nd March 2020 September 2020

Applications will need to be submitted by the dates indicated above otherwise your application will be treated as a late application and priority given to those applications that were received on-time.

School Transfers

If you wish to transfer your child to another school or you have moved then an application can be completed regardless of the above submission dates.

Please note: Parents have to apply for a place at whatever school(s) they would like their child to attend. This is a legal requirement. However, only an adult with parental responsibility for the pupil concerned and who has the agreement of all other persons with parental responsibility may do so.

Applications can be made online:

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