We have a statutory duty to, where possible, educate children at the school preferred by their parents or carers.
In the vast majority of cases, parents are happy to choose their catchment school but it is legally necessary for that school to be selected and named on the ‘Admission to School’ form and returned by the deadline. A place will not automatically be available at a particular school, even if you live in the catchment area.
Bridgend County Borough Council is the admissions authority for community schools. For voluntary aided schools, the admissions authority is the governing body for the school.
You can now apply for your child’s infant, junior, primary, or secondary school place online. Get peace of mind seeing that your application has been received via My Account. It’s quick and easy to do, and an email address is all you need.
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Secondary school admissions
|Application forms sent to parents/carers/schools||Monday 22 October 2018|
|Deadline date for us to receive completed application forms||Friday 11 January 2019|
|Notification to parents/carers of acceptance/refusal of places||Friday 1 March 2019|
|Notification of any appeals||From April 2019|
Infant, junior and primary school admissions
|Application forms sent to parents/carers/schools||Monday 26 November 2018|
|Deadline date for us to receive completed application forms||Friday 15 February 2019|
|Notification to parents/carers of acceptance/refusal of places||Tuesday 16 April 2019|
|Notification of any appeals||From May 2019|
The timetable for nursery admissions is not governed by the School Admissions Code (2013).
|Application forms for admission for full-time nursery places in September 2019 and part-time nursery places in January and April 2020 become available||Monday 7 January 2019|
|Deadline date for us to receive completed application forms||Monday 23 March 2019|
|Notification to parents/carers of acceptance/refusal of applications for full-time nursery||Monday 20 May 2019|
|Notification to parents/carers of acceptance/refusal of applications for part-time nursery places||November 2019|
Admissions to voluntary aided schools
The admissions authority for voluntary aided schools is the governing body of the school.
Please see the starting school booklet for admissions criteria for:
- St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Bridgend.
- St Mary’s and St Patricks’s Catholic Primary School, Maesteg.
- St Robert’s Catholic Primary School, Bridgend.
- Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School, Bridgend.
- Archdeacon John Lewis Church in Wales Primary School.
In parts of Bridgend county borough, there is pressure on school places. Where applications exceed available places, we will use the over-subscription criteria to allocate places by priority. Consequently, some pupils may not get a place at their preferred school, and this is more likely if they are outside the school catchment area.
Read our school admission policy for more about our over-subscription criteria.