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Applying for a Primary School Place

(Reception September 2024)

If you have a child due to start school in September 2024 (whose date of birth falls between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020), the application process for a primary school place is now closed, but it is not too late to apply for a place at Swalecliffe School. Please email with your child’s:

  • name
  • date of birth
  • full address.

KCC will advise you of the next steps. If you would like a tour of Swalecliffe School, please contact the school office on 01227 272101.

Choosing a school for your child is one of the biggest decisions you will make for them, and we know you will be desperate to choose the one that is right. We are here to help you every step of the way and to answer your questions. We would love to welcome you on a tour of the school and show you all that our lovely school has to offer your child.

We would also love for you to join us for one of our Swalecliffe Pre-School Storytime sessions. Please see the poster below for details. There is a maximum of 8 children per session, so booking is required.


We wish you and your family well as you made this decision and hope to see you soon!

Our Outside Reception Area

Our popular Robin Hood climbing frame has recently had a new safety surface installed, and the children are really enjoying using it.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements in the link at the bottom of this page.

Year 3 September 2024

If your child is looking for a junior place in September 2024, we can admit children at that point in their school career where space allows. So, please call the office on 01227 272101 to book a tour to look around our lovely school. We are more than happy to answer any further questions you have. To add your child to our waiting list for September 2024, please complete the In-Year Admission Form below.

In Year Admissions

For those of you who have children wishing to join our school, please contact the school office if you have any queries regarding places, would like to join our waiting list, or would like a tour of the school. As it stands, we have a few spaces in Years R, 1, and 2 in KS1 and in KS2 in Years 4 and 5. Meanwhile, please view our virtual tour to find out more about our lovely school.  We are more than happy to answer any further questions you have. 

Once you have decided that you would like a place at our school, please complete the In-Year Admission Form below to add your child to our waiting list.

Before and After School Child Care

We are also pledging to ensure that we will always have the capacity to meet the breakfast and after-school care that you may need through our excellent ABC on-site provider, so you can make your choice of school without that worry. If they ever say they can't arrange it, then we will sort out the problem for you, ourselves rest assured. 

KCC Primary Admission Procedures
All admissions adhere to KCC Admissions Policy. All applications should be made via this KCC link.