Transfer to Junior School in September 2020

Parents/carers who have made a timely application for their child to transfer to junior school in September 2020 will be notified of the school they have been offered on 16th April, which is National Offer day. All parents will be notified by e-mail. If parents do not receive notification on the 16th April they can contact School Admissions by e-mail. If you are refused a place at any of your preferred schools, the letter you will receive will include full details of how you can appeal or what you should do if you are unhappy with the outcome of your application. ALL QUERIES TO SCHOOL ADMISSIONS SHOULD BE MADE VIA E-MAIL.


The closing date for applications was 15 January 2020.

If you live in Cumbria and your child is currently in Year 2 at an infant school, they will be due to transfer to a junior or primary school in September 2020.  You must apply to Cumbria County Council for a primary or junior school place.

Before you apply for a school place, please read through the Transfer to Junior School in Cumbria 2020 (PDF 2.6MB) booklet.  If you need a printed copy of the booklet, please contact the School Admissions and Appeals Team:

Email:school.admissions@cumbria.gov.uk

Copies are also available in all infant and primary schools and public libraries in Cumbria.  Page 9 of the booklet explains what happens to applications that are received after the closing date of 15 January 2020.

To apply for a Year 3 place for your child in September 2020, you can:

School Admissions and Appeals
Children and Families Services
Cumbria County Council
Parkhouse Building
Kingmoor Business Park
Carlisle
CA6 4SJ

The closing date for applications was 15 January 2020.

The closing date for applications was 15 January 2020. 

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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