Reception Admissions September 2020/2021 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 2020, your child must be born on or between:
1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016.
  • The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th January 2020

  • Applications cannot be made online after Wednesday 15th January 2020, 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 Monday 18th November 2019 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 22nd October at 9.30am - (25 people maximum)                                                                                 

2. Thursday 24th October at 1.30pm - (15 people maximum)

3. Thursday 7th November at 9.30am - (25 people maximum)

4. Wednesday 13th November at 9.30am - (25 people maximum) - FULL

5. Friday 15th November at 1.30pm - (15 people maximum) - FULL

6. Wednesday 4th December at 9.30am (25 people maximum)

7. Wednesday 8th January at 9.30am (25 people maximum)

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.