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Starting school in September 2024 (for children born between 1/9/2019-31/8/2020)

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It is very important that you understand the information on this page. If you need more help because English is not your first language, please contact the Admissions helpline on 01582 54 80 16, Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.

The translation of this message can be found on our information page

Young female student

Parents of children born between 1/9/2019 to 31/8/2020 must apply for a school place for September 2024. 

You must apply for a school place even if:

  • you have already made an earlier application direct to the school
  • your preferred school is not in Luton
  • your preferred school is a faith school, a foundation school, an academy or a free school
  • your child is attending a pre-school or early years class attached to your preferred school

It is really important that you read our How to apply for a school place for September 2024 guide before making your application. 

Making an application using the Education Portal

You must register to the online system if you have not used the online application system in the past two year. 

Once you have completed the registration, you will be able to access the system using the log in details you have used this year for any future online applications you wish to make.

You will be asked to upload proof of your address to the online system.

You must read the checklist before submitting your application.  

The closing date for applications to be considered in the initial allocation is 15 January 2024.

All documents must also be provided by 15 January 2024. Please note, additional forms must be provided to the relevant council by 15 January 2024.

If you specify St Margaret of Scotland Primary School and/or St Martin de Porres Primary School as a preference, you must also complete the schools’ supplementary form and provide both the completed supplementary form and your child’s original Baptismal Certificate direct to the relevant school.

If you specify Sacred Heart Primary School and/or St Josephs Primary School as a preference, you must provide your child’s original Baptismal Certificate direct to the relevant school.

The documents must be provided by 15 January 2024.

Applications received after 15 January 2024 will be treated as late. Late applications will be processed in April 2024.

Go to education portal

Please note, the education portal can be used to apply online for an infant/primary school place and to keep up to date with any changes you make to your application.

After the closing date, an update on the school your child has been allocated can be seen on the portal from 16 April 2024.

Alternative ways to make a starting school application 

To request a copy of the Luton resident application form or a copy of the St Margaret Primary School and St Martin de Porres Primary School supplementary form, please complete a school admissions general enquiry form

The completed application form must be posted/scanned to the admissions team. 

If you experience problems applying for a school place, please contact:

Admissions helpline

T: 01582 548016


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

[email protected]


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