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 Admissions
Type of Provision Closing Date Decision letter sent
Nursery 31st January 2019 16th April 2019
Primary/Reception 31st January 2019 16th April 2019
Secondary 21st December 2018 1st March 2019

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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 2018
31st March 2019
31st August 2019
31st December 2019
31st March 2020
31st August 2020
Spring 2019
Summer 2019
Autumn 2019
Spring 2020
Summer 2020
Autumn 2020
Primary/Reception 4 31st December 2018
31st March 2019
31st August 2019
31st December 2019
31st March 2020
31st August 2020
Spring 2019
Summer 2019
Autumn 2019
Spring 2020
Summer 2020
Autumn 2020

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 2018

31st August 2019

16th December 2017

22nd December 2018

1st March 2018

1st March 2019

September 2018

September 2019

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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