If you would like help to complete your application you can visit one of our advice Hubs.
The benefits of applying on line include:
Access the service 24 hours a day 7 days a week up to the closing date
Be confident your data is secure and protected.
Receive a confirmation email that ensures your application has been submitted.
Change your application up to the closing date.
Get your offer by email without waiting for a letter in the post
Decisions will not be given over the telephone.
|Monday 26 September 2016|
Online application service will open
Preference forms will be available from Council Hubs
|Monday 28 November 2016|
Closing date for receipt of preference forms and online applications
Wednesday 1 March 2017
Notification of result of applications
Online applicants will receive an email
Preference forms applications will receive a letter posted on this date
|*Parents will not be informed of the decision over the telephone*|
Important dates and other key information about applying for a school place can be found in the Admissions to Schools Booklet (3mb PDF)Link opens in a new window
We recommend that you visit schools before you complete your application.
We recommend that you visit schools before you complete your application. Each school has its own prospectus and staff are happy to show parents around if you make an appointment. View list of schools.
Each school has its own prospectus and staff are happy to show parents around if you make an appointment. View list of schools.
Please note that Roman Catholic schools and some Church in Wales schools have separate admission arrangements to other LEA schools. Please contact the school directly for more information.
The late application form will only be available once the deadline has passed.
If you have missed the deadline for applying for a secondary school place you will need to complete a late application form (105kb PDF)Link opens in a new window
We will consider late applications after all on-time applications have been processed. Details of our admissions criteria are available in our Schools Admissions Booklet (3mb PDF)Link opens in a new window We normally process late applications on a monthly basis.
If you need a place at a Cardiff school during the academic year, you must complete an in-year School Transfer Application.
You can apply for a school place at any time of year but we do not usually consider requests more than one term in advance.
In Year transfers are available for Years 1-6 (Primary) and Years 8-11 (Secondary).