Primary School Places: Why visit the school you intend on applying to?

  • News
  • Posted on: October 23, 2023
  • Partnership: Flying High Partnership

It can be nerve-wracking applying for a primary school place for your child, especially for the first time, but visiting the school in person can provide invaluable information about the educational environment and assist your decision-making.

Each primary school has its own unique ethos, teaching style, and values. By stepping inside the school, you can:

  • Meet the Staff
  • Learn about the curriculum
  • Learn about teaching methods
  • Understand the admissions and application process
  • Connect with other families
UK Primary school admissions dates

The first step in applying for your child’s primary school place is to visit the primary school. These are great opportunities for you to learn more about the school and see if it fits your child’s needs. You can find details about upcoming events by visiting the school’s website, via social media or contacting the school office.

Take a look at our top tips for visiting school open days. These are also things to consider if you carry out an informal visit, which many primary schools, including all of our Flying High schools actively encourage, especially if you cannot attend a formal open day.

Key dates if your child will start primary school in September 2024:

  • Application window opens: Monday 6th November 2023
  • Application Deadline: Monday 15th January 2024
  • National Offer Day: Tuesday 16th April 2024

Find out more about our Flying High Schools.

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