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Starting School in September 2018

If you live in Cumbria and your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014, they will be due to start school in Reception year group in September 2018.   You must apply to Cumbria County Council for a primary or junior school place, under the Local Authority's Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.

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The closing date for applications is 15th January 2018. 

Before you apply for a school place, please make sure that you have read through the important information below.  If you need a hard copy of the booklet, please contact the School Admissions and Appeals Team (contact details available on the right-hand side) and we will send a copy to you.  Copies are also available to view in all infant and primary schools and public libraries in Cumbria.  Page 10 of the booklet explains what happens to applications that are reviewed after the closing date of 15th January 2018.

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If you are unable to apply online, you can either complete a WORD version of form SA1 below, which can be completed electronically and sent to School Admissions via email, or download the PDF version and return it to either your child's preferred school or send it to School Admissions at the address shown on our website.
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If you live outside Cumbria, you need to apply through your own Local Authority, even if you want to apply for a place in a Cumbrian school.  You must confirm that you have read the booklet and provided accurate information before submitting your application.
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Contact us

School Admissions and Appeals
Children & Families Services
Cumbria County Council
117 Botchergate 
Carlisle
CA1 1RD

Telephone: 01228 221582

Email:
school.admissions
@cumbria.gov.uk