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Apply for admission to school

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. However 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.

Apply online

You should apply for your child’s 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

The admissions timetable for pupils transferring from junior/primary school (Y6) to secondary school in September 2020:
Action Date
Applications open Monday 21 October 2019
Deadline date for us to receive completed application forms Friday 24 January 2020
Notification to parents/carers of acceptance/refusal of places Monday 2 March 2020
Closing date for parents/carers to submit appeals Friday 20 March 2020

 

Infant, junior and primary school admissions

The admissions timetable for a reception class pupil starting in September 2020, or a pupil transferring from infants school to junior school in September 2020.
Action Date
Application open: Tuesday 26 November 2019
Deadline date for us to receive completed application forms Friday 13 February 2020
Notification to parents/carers of acceptance/refusal of places Tuesday 16 April 2020
Closing date for parents/carers to submit an appeal Friday 8 May 2020

Nursery admissions

The timetable for nursery admissions is not governed by the School Admissions Code (2013).

The timetable for admission to full-time nursery school in September 2019, and for part-time nursery places starting January and April 2020.
Action Date
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 25 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

 

The timetable for admissions to full-time nursery places starting in September 2020:
Action Date
Applications open Monday 6 January 2020
Closing date for receipt of applications by the local authority Friday 27 March 2020
Notification to parents/carers of acceptance/refusal of places Friday 15 May 2020

 

The timetable for admissions to part-time nursery places starting in January 2021 or April 2021:
Action Date
Applications open: Monday 6 January 2020
Closing date for receipt of applications by the local authority: Friday 27 March 2020
Notification to parents/carers of acceptance/refusal of places By 31 January October 2020

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

You can request a hard copy of the starting school booklet by contacting:

Contact

Learner Support

Telephone: 01656 642622

Over-subscription criteria

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.

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