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To apply for a Year 3 place for your child in September 2024, you can:

School Admissions and Appeals
Cumberland Council
PO Box 415

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2024.

If you live in Cumberland and your child is currently in Year 2 at an infant school, they will be due to transfer to a junior or primary school in September 2024.  You must apply to Cumberland Council for a primary or junior school place.

Guidance on how to apply for a school place

Before you apply for a school place, please read through the Transfer to Junior School in Cumberland (PDF 2.6MB) booklet.  If you need a printed copy of the booklet, please contact the School Admissions and Appeals Team:


Copies are also available in all infant and primary schools and public libraries in Cumberland.  Page 9 of the booklet explains what happens to applications that are received after the closing date of 15 January 2024.