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Primary school admissions
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Hull primary schools

Eligible age for starting school

If your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010, then your child is due to start full-time attendance in the reception year of a school in the 2014-2015 school year.

All children will be able to start at their allocated school full time at the beginning of the autumn term. You can delay your child’s full time admission until later in the school year if you wish. It is not possible to delay this beyond the beginning of the term after your child’s fifth birthday or beyond the academic year you have applied for.

You must inform the school your child has been allocated to if you intend to defer entry to later in the academic year.  If you wish to defer your child’s entry to the following academic you will need to reapply for a place in year 1.

Apply for a place at a primary school

How to apply for  a primary school place if you live in Hull

All parents have to apply for a primary school place using either the online application form or a paper form which can be down loaded from the link below. Alternatively a form can be obtained from nurseries, children’s centres, Hull libraries or by calling 01482 300 300.

If you live in Hull you must use the Hull City Council online application system, or the paper form, even if the school you’re applying for is outside Hull.

Similarly, if you live outside Hull but want a place at a Hull school, you must apply using your home authority’s online system or form. This arrangement has been introduced nationally and all local authorities will ensure that applications for places at schools outside their areas are passed on to the appropriate authority.

To apply online, please complete the online form below which is available from 4 October 2013 to midnight on 17 January 2014-

Our online forms are currently unavailable. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Alternatively please download an application form below -

Most areas of Hull fall within the catchment area of a primary school. Make sure you know which your catchment area school is, as children living within a school’s catchment area are given a high priority for places at their local school.
If you live in a school catchment area, we strongly recommend that you name your catchment area school or a school near where you live as one of your preferences. If you do not there is a chance that your child could be allocated a school some distance from your home.

Applications for primary school places must be received by Friday 17 January 2014.

How to apply if you live outside the Hull City Council boundary

If you wish to apply for a school place in Hull and you do not live in the Hull City Council boundary, you must apply for the school place using your local authority’s application process.

Your application will be forwarded to Hull to determine whether your child qualifies for a place at the Hull school or schools. Your home authority will then decide which one school place your child should be given.

Please contact your council for more information on their application process.

Late applications

Late applications after the closing date of 17 January 2014 will be considered after the allocation date of 16 April 2014 except in exceptional circumstances (for example, a house move into the area).

Changes of preference after the closing date for applications on 17 January 2014 will be considered as a late application unless the change is considered to be unavoidable in the opinion of the admissions authority (for example, parents move into the area).

Confirmation of school places

Letters are sent to parents confirming school allocations and offering the right of appeal where necessary, on 16 April 2014. If you have applied online an email will be sent to your email address on 16 April 2014 in addition to the letter sent to your home address.

Contact us
Admissions team
Children and young people's services
Hull City Council
Treasury Building
Guildhall Road

Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349


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