Transfer from infant to junior school: step by step

How to apply for a place when your child transfers from infant to junior school.

Deadline: the closing date for junior school applications is 16 January 2024.

This step-by-step process is for parents of children currently attending an infant school in year 2 moving onto a junior school in year 3 so please do not follow this process if your child attends a primary school. Please refer to the primary school in-year admissions process.

Please note, there is no automatic transfer into a junior school even if the infant school is joined to a junior school.

There is a different application process if:

  1. Find junior schools near you

    Search our schools directory to find a junior school near you.

  2. What you need to complete your application form

    The documents and information you will need before you apply. 

  3. Apply through eAdmissions

    Applications for school places are made through a national service called eAdmissions.

  4. After you apply

    Find out more about:

    • accepting an offer
    • waiting lists
    • changing your preferences
    • appeals