School Admissions

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



Nursery School

Opening Date: 25 January 2021

Closing Date: 26 March 2021


Offer Date for September starter: 25 May 2021

Offer Date for January starter: 25 October 2021

Offer Date for April Starter: 25 January 2022


Secondary School

Opening Date: 24 September 2021

Closing Date: 26 November 2021

Offer Date: 01 March 2022


Primary School

Opening Date: 5 November 2021

Closing Date: 14 January 2022

Offer Date: 19 April 2022


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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 bilingual journey page and the Welsh Governmen'ts Guide to Welsh Medium Education could help.


Your Bilingual Journey 

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 2022/2023


The Vale Council is consulting with parents on a proposed change to school admission arrangements for the academic year 2022/2023.


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


School Admission Arrangements 2022/2023 Consultation Page


Have your say about childcare

The welsh Government and local authorities want to hear your thoughts about childcare in your local area. Complete this short survey and have your say today.


We want to understand more about your childcare needs, be it for young children or older children needing before and after school or holiday care. We want to hear about your experience of finding suitable childcare and this will help us plan for the future. 


The survey is open until midnight, 24 October 2021.

Childcare Survey



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