Reception places

You can enrol your child in a reception class, at either an infant or primary school, in the September following the child’s 4th birthday.

Welsh medium education

There's never been a better time to learn Welsh. The Welsh Government has a long-term vision to see the Welsh language thriving, with a million people able to speak Welsh by 2050.

Learning and using the Welsh language offers an educational, cultural and employment advantage.

Find out more about Welsh medium education

The closing date for reception place applications for children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 was 17 November 2023. 

If you've already applied, we'll let you know the outcome by 16 April 2024.

Applying after the closing date

If you're applying after the closing date, your application will be processed after all the on-time requests have been dealt with. This means your preferred school may be full by the time we process your application and, for this reason, we recommend that you name more than one preference when applying.

Late applications will be considered together, regardless of date received, against the oversubscription criteria detailed in the Denbighshire Schools guide.

If you make any amendments to an on-time application after the closing date, we will consider this as a new application which will replace anything previously received and will be recorded as late.

Apply for a  reception place after the closing date

You must only complete this application if your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.

If you are trying to move your child from one school to another, please complete the school transfer application instead.

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