Applying for a Reception School Place


General Information

Will your child be joining Reception in September 2023 and are you wondering how you apply for a Wakefield Primary School place? 


If your child was born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, you can apply for a full-time school place to start school in September 2023. You should receive a letter from Wakefield Council in Autumn 2022.


You can apply for your child’s Reception place by following this link: 


You can apply online for a Reception school place in September 2021, between 1st September 2022 and 15th January 2023.


If you apply after this date it can severely reduce your chances of obtaining a place at your preferred school.


It is your responsibility to apply for a school place for your child. The application must be made by someone with legal Parental Responsibility for the child.

Contact Details for School Admissions

School Admissions

Wakefield Council
County Hall
Bond Street



Telephone: 01924 306 052