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Starting School in September 2022?

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2022.

If you live in Cumbria and your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, they will be due to start school in Reception year group in September 2022.  You must apply to Cumbria County Council for a place.

Before you apply for a school place, please read through the Starting School in Cumbria 2021 (PDF 8MB) booklet.  If you need a printed copy of the booklet, please contact the School Admissions and Appeals Team:


Copies are also available in all infant and primary schools and public libraries in Cumbria.  Page 10 of the booklet explains what happens to applications that are received after the closing date of 15 January 2022.

To apply for a Reception place for your child in September 2022, you can:

School Admissions and Appeals
Cumbria County Council
PO Box 415