School Admissions

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


Nursery School

Opening Date: 25 January 2019

Closing Date: 22 March 2019


Offer Date: 

September starters : 25 May 2019

January starters: 25 October 2019

April starters: 25 January 2020


Secondary School

Opening Date: 25 September 2019

Closing Date: 29 November 2019

Offer Date: 01 March 2020


Please note the closing date has now passed. If you would like to submit a late application, please visit the secondary admissions page below.


Primary School

Opening Date: 7 November 2019

Closing Date: 10 January 2020

Offer Date: 16 April 2020


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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 and the Welsh Governmen'ts Guide to Welsh Medium Education could help.


Being Bilingual Booklet   

Welsh Government Guide: Welsh Medium Education

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

To apply for a school transfer please complete a School Transfer Form and return to the School Admissions

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.




School Admission Arrangements 2020/2021 

The Vale Council is consulting with parents on a proposed change to secondary school admission arrangements for the academic year 2020/2021.


The Council is considering a change to the admission arrangements and oversubscription criteria for secondary schools to ensure that those living in a school catchment area will be a high priority for admission to a school in the event of oversubscription.


The proposed change will prioritise those living in a school's catchment area and remove the feeder primary school as an oversubscription criterion. This will give priority to pupils living in an area to gain a place in their local school.



The Vale of Glamorgan Councils Cabinet determined the Councils admission arrangements on the 15 April 2019 for the academic year 2020/21 and approved changes to prioritise those living in a schools catchment area and to remove the feeder primary school system as an oversubscription criteria. The arrangements will become policy for the academic year 2020/21.


The admissions policy is available to download or hard copies are available on request by contacting the Learning and Skills Directorate:


School Admission Arrangements 2020/2021




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