Starting School in September 2019


The closing date for applications for an infant or primary school place in September 2019 is 15 January 2019.

If you live in Cumbria and your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015, they will be due to start school in Reception year group in September 2019.   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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The closing date for applications is 15 January 2019.

Before you apply for a school place, please make sure that you 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 of this page) 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 received after the closing date of 15 January 2019.

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The online application system begins on 10th September 2018 and will close on 15 January 2019.  Please click on the link below to begin the application process: 

Apply Online: https://emsonline.cumbria.gov.uk/CitizenPortal_LIVE

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If you are NOT able to complete an online application, you can either complete a WORD version of form SA1 below, which can be completed electronically and sent to School Admissions via email, or download the PDF version and return it to either your child's preferred school or send it to School Admissions at the address shown on our website.
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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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