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Primary school admissions 2017-2018 

Eligible age for starting school

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 then your child is due to start full time attendance in the reception year of a school in the 2017-2018 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. Details of deferred entry can be found in the guide to starting primary school 2016-2017.

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.

Each admission authority can agree for a summer born child to be admitted out of their normal year group. Requests must be discussed with the admission authority prior to the closing date for applications on Monday 16 January 2017.

If your child was born between 1 April and 31 August (Summer Born) and you wish for your child to be admitted out of their normal years group, you should also advise the admissions team on 01482 300 300 before Monday 16 January 2017.

You can discuss deferred entry into school in more detail by contacting the admissions team on 01482 300 300.

Apply for a place at a primary school

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

You must apply for primary school place using the online application form which is available from Monday 3 October on the Hull City Council School Portal. The School Portal allows you to apply for a school place, transport and free school meals. The first time you use this service you must register your personal details and you will then be able to add the details of your children in the ‘Family’ tab.  You can then select ‘School Places’ and follow the online instructions to make your preferences of school.

If you do not have access to the internet you can call into any library or customer contact centre.  If you are still having difficulty, you can contact the admissions team to request a paper application form. You must apply before Monday 16 January 2017.

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.

The online application service is available from Monday 3 October 2016 to Monday 16 January 2017.

The deadline for applications was Monday 16 January 2017 and the online application service is therefore no longer available. If you have not yet made an application you can download the application form below, collect a form from one of our customer contact centres or call 01482 300 300 to request a form is sent out to you -

The guide to primary school admissions for 2017 - 18 is available to download 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 Monday 16 January 2017.

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 determine which one school place your child should be given.

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

Late applications

If your application is received after the closing date of Monday 16 January 2017 unless there are exceptional circumstances your application will be considered as late. The allocation of late applications will be completed after those that were received on time.

Any changes of preference received after the closing date of Monday 16 January 2017 will be considered as a late application unless the change is considered to be unavoidable in the opinion of the admissions authority.

Confirmation of school places

Letters are sent to parents confirming school allocations and offering the right of appeal where necessary on Tuesday 18 April 2017. If you have applied online an email will be sent to your email address on Tuesday 18 April 2017 in addition to the letter sent to your home address.

School appeals

The closing date for primary school appeals is Monday 15 May 2017.

Contact us

School Admissions Team
Room 128
Aldfred Gelder Street

Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349

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