Reception Admissions September 2019/2020 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 2019, your child must be born on or between:
1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015.
  • The closing date for applications is Tuesday 15 January 2019

  • Applications cannot be made online after Tuesday 15 January 2019, 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
  • Paper forms will be available after Wednesday 14 November 2018 to download from the documents section below, from the Civic Offices or Portsmouth infant and primary schools)

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 or write to us at Admissions Team, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2EA.


1. Tuesday 30th October at 1.30pm SESSION IS NOW FULL                                                                                       

2. Friday 2nd November at 9.30am SESSION IS NOW FULL

3. Wednesday 7th November at 9.30am SESSION IS NOW FULL

4. Friday 23rd November at 1.30pm SESSION IS NOW FULL

5. Monday 3rd December at 1.30pm SESSION IS NOW FULL

6. Wednesday 12th December at 9.30am SESSION IS NOW FULL

7. Tuesday 8th January at 9.30am SESSION IS NOW FULL

To attend one of these sessions you will need to book a place (places are limited), which can only be done by contacting our School Office by phone on 023 9282 8176. We advise adults only to attend these initial sessions, before school places have been allocated by Portsmouth City Council's Admissions Team.