Starting junior school (Year 3)

If your child is in Year 2 and attends an infant school, you should apply for a Year 3 place at a junior or primary school for September 2023.

Apply for a school place


Late applications

All applications received after 23:59 on 15 January 2023 will be considered late applications and will not be processed until after the on-time applications.

Late applications are made, with limited exception, via a form on the Southampton City Council website.


For children attending infant schools, an application needs to be made for their Year 3 place at a junior school.

Some parents with a child in Year 2 at an infant school may wish to apply for a Year 3 place in a primary school. In addition to applying for a junior school place, you will need to make an in-year application for the preferred primary school.

For main round applications, the school place offered will be for a full time place starting from 1 September 2023. Find out more about how to apply for a school place.

2023/24 admissions

You can now read information on the process for 'mainround' admission into Year 7 for the 2023/24 academic year:

Linked infant and junior schools

Many infant and junior schools are linked and work collaboratively. While a place at a linked junior school is not guaranteed, it is a priority used in the admissions policies when allocating places due to oversubscription. Find out more about linked infant and junior schools.


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