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My child is under four years old - when do I need to apply for a school place?

You will need to think about applying for a school place in the run up to your child's third birthday

Dates of birth Due to start school (Reception Year) Apply from Closing date
​1/9/15-31/8/16 ​Sep 2020 ​Oct 2019 ​15 Jan 2020
​1/9/16-31/8/17 ​Sep 2021 ​Oct 2020 ​15 Jan 2021

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, please go to the starting school in September 2020 page for information on the starting school admissions process.

If you apply late, your chances of getting a preferred school are much more limited.

In the run up to your child's third birthday we strongly advise you to register his or her details at your local school. We'll then send you information explaining how to apply for a place a year before your child starts school.​​

Contact info
Admissions team
Town Hall, George Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BQ
Tel: 01582 548016

[email protected]


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