Parents and guardians of children who will start school for the first time in September 2020 are being urged to apply for places online now.

The window for applications for reception class places at infant and primary schools in Wolverhampton opened this morning (Friday 8 November). The online application process is quick and easy, and families have until 15 January 2020 to register their preferences.

To apply, please log on to School admissions and complete the short application process as soon as possible.

Emma Bennett, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Director of Children’s Services, said: “Parents or guardians of children who are due to start school next autumn should set aside time now to think carefully about which school they’d prefer their child to attend.
“This is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child’s future. The application process is straightforward and should only take a few minutes to complete.

“You should ensure you get your applications in by the deadline of 15 January 2020, as applying after this time could have a detrimental effect on your chance of securing a place at one of your preferred schools.”

She added: “It’s important to remember that even if your child is in nursery provision at either primary or junior school, you will still need to apply for a reception class place.”

Applying online has a number of benefits. Applications are made through a secure website, and can be viewed and edited online up to the closing date for applications of 15 January 2020. Applicants can also find out about their child's school place allocation online when it is announced on 16 April 2020, rather than having to wait for the post.

Help and advice is available from the Admissions and Appeals Team on 01902 551122 or by emailing

Latest figures show that 86% of schools in Wolverhampton are now rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, including 94% of primary schools. For more information about education in the city, please visit Education and Schools.