Primary school applications are open

If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012, they will be due to start Primary School in September 2016. You can apply online:

20 November 2015 - 15 January 2016.

Apply for a school place

Calderdale Council co-ordinates admissions to all schools within Calderdale. If you live within Calderdale , you must complete a Calderdale online application, even if you wish to choose a school outside the Calderdale area as one of your preferences. Parents of children resident outside Calderdale, who want to apply for a Calderdale school must apply through their home local authority.

To apply online is easy:

Apply for a school place online

Need help or guidance with completing a application online? You can watch A guide to completing a school admission online |External link.

If you require any additional assistance with applying for a school place then chat online with one of our dedicated customer care advisers.

Before you apply

  1. Check Admission process for key dates and frequently asked questions
  2. Find schools: Search for schools in Calderdale
  3. Preference up to five schools - you can find out more about Calderdale schools by checking:
    1. Admission criteria including catchment areas and feeder schools
    2. Admission figures
    3. National performance tables
    4. OFSTED Reports|External link
    5. Open evenings
    6. Travel to school
    7. Search for schools

For parents who have applied for a place at Trinity Academy in 2016, there is more information on the opportunity of an early transition, see Foundation Comprehensive / Academy schools.


Parents who are not happy with the school place they have been offered can request the name of their child to be added to a re-allocation list for school places. For more information, go to Re-allocations.

Late applications

Late applications will be considered after all applications received before the closing date. For more information, go to Late applications.

In-year transfers

If you wish to transfer your child to another school or if you need a school place at any time other than transferring from nursery to primary school, or from primary school to secondary school, you will need to apply as an in-year transfer. For more information, go to In-year transfers.

Consultation on Castlefields Infants School and Longroyde Junior School

It is proposed to close Castlefields Infants School and to expand and change the age range of Longroyde Junior School to create an all through primary school.

A consultation is being held to ask for your views and comments on this proposal. Please use the form at the end of the consultation document:

Responses can be made by email, post or in person. The consultation closes on Monday 9 November 2015.

Last Updated: 18/11/2015