If your child’s date of birth is between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017, they are eligible to start Reception in September 2021.  The Admissions process for children due to start primary school (reception) for September 2021 will commence on 4th November 2020.

The timetable for the admission round is detailed below:

  • Date application packs available: 4th November 2020
  • Closing date for applications: 13th January 2021 at 12 midnight
  • Offer date: 16th April 2021

Please ensure that you complete and return your application prior to the published closing date, as failure to do so will result in your application being determined as late which will reduce the chances of you obtaining a place at your preferred school.

How do I apply?

Applications must be completed by the person holding parental responsibility for the child concerned.

Monmouthshire County Council has an Online Application System, which is available for you to use when making your child’s application. Please note that this system is not available to use until 4th November 2020.

The system enables you to view and amend your child’s application up until the closing date of 13th January 2021 at 12 midnight. Alternatively, you can contact us on the details below to request a paper application form.

Please take some time to read the Guidance Notes and Starting School Booklet 2021/22 before completing your application.

Email: mailto:accesstolearning@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Phone: 01633 644508


Directorate for Children & Young People
County Hall,



NP15 1GA