Reception Admissions September 2021 Information


By law, children must begin school at the start of the term following their fifth birthday. In Portsmouth, most children will start school when they are four years old. To start school in September 2021, your child must be born on or between:
1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017.
  • The closing date for applications is Friday 15th January 2021

  • Applications cannot be made online after Friday 15th January 2021, please use a paper form for late applications
  • Paper applications received after closing date will be processed after on-time applications have been considered and allocated places

Please refer to Portsmouth City Council’s Admissions Booklet below for further clarification and detail. If you need help or more information please contact the Admissions Team by phone on 023 9268 8008 (first point of contact will be with the City Helpdesk), email admissions@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or write to us at Admissions Team, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2EA.