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Starting school in September 2023 (for children born between 1/9/18-31/8/19)

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Parents of children born between 1/9/2018 to 31/8/2019 must apply for a school place for September 2023. 

The closing date for parents to apply for a school place for their child has now passed. 

However, you can still apply for a school place for your child.  

Please note, late applications and changes of preference will not be considered in the initial allocation of places.  

If you are submitting the form to change your preference(s) and we are able to allocate one of the schools you have stated on your form, the school your child was originally allocated will immediately be withdrawn and re-allocated to another child. 

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 2023 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 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.  

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. 

  • For late applications received up to 26 April 2023, decisions will be sent to parents on 5 June 2023. 
  • For late applications received up to 25 May 2023, decisions will be sent to parents on 14 July 2023. 

Applications received after 25 May 2023 will be processed in due course and the Admissions team will aim to advise parents in writing of the outcome before September 2023. 

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. 

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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