Reception class admissions

Anyone who pays their council tax to Stoke-on-Trent City Council can use our application form to apply for a place for their child in the reception class at a publicly funded primary school in England. If you pay your council tax to a different council, please use their application form, even if you want to apply for a Stoke-on-Trent school.

Please read our Primary School Prospectus to find out about the reception class application process and admission arrangements for Stoke-on-Trent schools.

Please note: The deadline for applications is 15 January. Please make sure you apply on time to avoid disadvantage. The easiest way to do this is by completing our online application form here:

Apply for a reception class place

All on-time applicants will be notified of the school offered on 16 April. Late applications will be dealt with after on-time applications resulting in confirmation of the school offered on 1 May at the earliest.