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Starting School in September 2017

The closing date for applications for an infant or primary school place in September 2017 was 15th January 2017.  If you have not yet made an application, please read the following information:

If you live in Cumbria and your child was born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013, they will be due to start school in Reception year group in September 2017.   You must apply to Cumbria County Council for a primary or junior school place, under the Local Authority's Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.

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6/09/2016 820k

The closing date for applications was 15th January 2017.  If you have not yet made an application for your child to start school in September 2017, please contact the School Admissions and Appeal Team as soon as possible (contact details are available on the right-hand side of this page).

If you have not yet made an application to start school in September 2017, you need do so as soon as possible.

Before you apply for a school place, please make sure that you have read through the important information below.  If you need a hard copy of the booklet, please contact the School Admissions and Appeals Team (contact details available on the right-hand side) and we will send a copy to you.  Copies are also available to view in all infant and primary schools and public libraries in Cumbria.  Page 10 of the booklet explains what happens to applications that are reviewed after the closing date of 15th January 2017.

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24/10/2016 7195k

The online application process closed on 15th January 2017.  If you have not yet made an application for a reception place at an infant or primary school from September 2017, you need to do so as soon as possible.  You are NOT able to complete an online application.

You can download a Word version of the form and return it by email to: school.admissions@cumbria.gov.uk  or you can print a (PDF) version, complete it by hand and return to your child's current school.  You can also request a copy of the form from the School Admissions and Appeal Team (contact details available on the right-hand side).

Please Note: Attendance at a nursery which is attached to a school does not guarantee admission to that school.

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24/10/2016 68k
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If you live outside Cumbria, you need to apply through your own Local Authority, even if you want to apply for a place in a Cumbrian school.  You must confirm that you have read the booklet and provided accurate information before submitting your application.
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Contact us

School Admissions and Appeals
Children & Families Services
Cumbria County Council
117 Botchergate 
Carlisle
CA1 1RD

Telephone: 01228 221582

Email:
school.admissions
@cumbria.gov.uk