School Admissions

Information on Nursery, Primary and Secondary School Admissions in the Vale of Glamorgan


Key dates and the schools admissions process for each stage of your child's education can be found on the Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools admission pages. 



2018/19 Academic Year 

Primary School Children

Nursery School

Opening Date: 22 January 2018

Closing Date: 23 March 2018

Offer Date: 25 May 2018




School children in corridorSecondary School

Opening Date: 28 September 2017

Closing Date: 28 November 2017

Offer Date: 01 March 2018



Primary School

Opening Date: 10 November 2017

Closing Date: 8 January 2018

Offer Date: 16 April 2018



Secondary school pupils using a tablet deviceNew mixed secondary schools in Barry

Opening Date: 15 September 2017

Closing Date: 20 October 2017

Offer Date: 15 December 2017



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Thinking about Welsh medium education?

If you are thinking about educating your child through the medium of Welsh and want to know more about the support on offer then our Being Bilingual booklet could help.


Being Bilingual booklet

School Places Survey

If you are moving to a new housing development in the Vale of Glamorgan please complete the 'Requirements for School Places Survey':


School Transfers

If you are moving to the Vale of Glamorgan or would just like to apply for a school within the County, please complete a School Transfer Form. *


Admissions Appeals

If you are dissatisfied with the result of an application for a particular community school an appeal may be submitted to an Appeal Panel.



* Applications can take up to 10 school days for a decision to be made, we advise you not remove your child from school until a new place has been confirmed. 



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