Reception admissions

The admissions round for Reception academic year commences on the 9th January 2023 and closes at 5pm on the 27th February 2023.

Important dates for you as a parent to note can be viewed here: School & Nursery Admission Dates 2023. Children are eligible for admission into Reception at the start of the school year in which their 5th birthday falls (i.e. if your child is 5 between the 1st September 2022 and 31st August 2023 they are entitled to a reception place in September 2023). Children are not legally required to attend school until the start of the school term following their 5th birthday.

Only applications received by the published closing date, with relevant supporting evidence, will be considered in the initial round of allocations of pupils to schools. Forms received after this date, or incomplete forms, may result in a child being refused a place at their chosen primary school.

If a child is currently attending the nursery setting of their parent’s chosen school, an application form will need to be submitted as attendance at the nursery setting will not guarantee admission into reception at that school.

You have responsibility, by law, to ensure your child receives appropriate full-time education.

Please register and complete the following form for reception school admissions.  

If you are still unsure about which school to choose for your child, please see our Starting Schools Booklet .

To request a copy please contact the Admissions Officer as follows: 01495 355493 or email:

For more information on the School Admissions Process please refer to the Blaenau Gwent School Admissions Policy for Nursery and Statutory Education 2023/24.

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Contact Information

Name of Team: Education Transformation team, School Admissions

Telephone Number: (01495) 355493

Address: Education Directorate, Floor 8, Anvil Court,  Abertillery., NP13 1DB

Email Address: