Do I need to apply?
If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, and you live in Cambridgeshire you need to apply for Reception for your child to start in September 2021.
- Check you are applying to the correct council. If you are a Cambridgeshire resident you will make your application through the Cambridgeshire Admissions Team, even if you want to apply for a school outside of Cambridgeshire.
- Research your options, understand what a catchment school is and how it affects your application and school transport. Look at admissions data, school's inspection results and performance data.
- Make sure you read the 'First Steps' document. This will explain the application process from start to finish. The booklet also contains a list of all the Infant, Junior and Primary schools in the Cambridgeshire area, along with their allocation criteria.
Please see below the 'First Steps' booklet which has more information on the schools available and catchment areas for Reception 2021 admissions: