Primary schools in Coventry serve children between the ages of 4 and 11 years. Coventry children may be admitted to primary schools at the beginning of the school year after their fourth birthday provided they have reached the age of four by the 31 August. However, children must start school at the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. An online application form is available at

What happens next?

You can return to the Coventry Education Services Portal and at any time and change your application up until the closing date. Please do not forget to re-submit any changes made to the online application. The closing date is 15th January (or next working day).

An email will be sent on the dates below informing you of the decision that has been made on your application.  You will also be able to log into your portal account to view the outcome. The national offer date is 16th April (or next working day).

Parents’ Guide: Applying for a school place online

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