Now is the time for parents to apply for their child's school place for 2022
The application process for children who need a school place in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough for September 2022 has started.
Any child transferring from primary school to secondary school next year must apply for a place by October 31 this year.
Children due to start at primary or junior school next September must complete their application by January 15 2022.
Online applications are encouraged. Children starting at primary or junior school will be notified about their school place on national offer day April 19 2022. Those applying to secondary school will be offered a place on March 1 2022.
It is important that parents and carers apply to the correct council. If you are a Cambridgeshire resident you will have to make your application through Cambridgeshire County Council’s admissions team, even if you want to apply for a school outside Cambridgeshire. If you are a Peterborough resident you must apply to Peterborough City Council.
Parents are encouraged to apply for a place at their child’s catchment school to maximise the chances of obtaining a place.
Further details for Cambridgeshire can be found at: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-learning/apply-for-a-school-place.
Councillor Bryony Goodliffe, chair of Cambridgeshire's children and young people’s committee, said: “Starting primary school or moving to secondary school is a significant stage of a child’s education and it is essential that the transition is as smooth and seamless as possible. An important part of that process is to apply for a school place quickly and accurately, so I would urge parents to do that as soon as possible.”