School Admissions

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


Nursery School

Opening Date: 24 January 2020

Closing Date: 23 March 2020


Offer Date: 

September starters : 25 May 2020

January starters: 25 October 2020

April starters: 17 January 2021


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


Secondary School

Opening Date: 25 September 2020

Closing Date: 27 November 2020

Offer Date: 01 March 2021


Primary School

Opening Date: 6 November 2020

Closing Date: 15 January 2021

Offer Date: 16 April 2021


Being Bilingual cover

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 2021/2022


The Vale Council is consulting with parents on a proposed change to school admission arrangements for the academic year 2021/2022.


Letter to parents/prescribed consultees


If you'd like more information on the proposal, and to have your say, please go to our consultation page:  


School Admission Arrangements 2021/2022 Consultation Page


The Vale of Glamorgan Councils Cabinet determined the Councils admission arrangements on the 23 March 2020 for the academic year 2021/22 and approved changes to include a minor change to the oversubscription criteria for community primary schools to ensure that those living in a school catchment area will be a high priority for admission to school and a revision to secondary school catchment area in order to align secondary school catchment areas to better match the capacity at secondary schools. The arrangements will become policy for the academic year 2021/22.




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