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Admission to primary schools - procedure ( 5.6.10. )


Admission procedure to non - fee paying primary schools


Extent:       Jersey
Updated:    April 2017


Words you may need to know

Admission - entry

Procedure - a way of doing something

Registration – to have your name recorded or put down to do or to get something

Non - fee paying - A Parish or State school where no fees are charged, you do not have to pay.

Reception - this is the first year of school

Priority - the one with the greatest importance, ranked higher

The Education Department website has detailed information about the procedure parents need to follow in order to apply for a child’s place at school. Registration forms are on the website too.

Children start school in the September of the school year in which they have their fifth birthday.

School places in Jersey are allocated based on ‘catchment areas’. Living in a school’s catchment area means that you will be given priority over families that do not.

There is a map on the Department website which shows where all the schools are.

For more information on applying for a school place see:


For more information about catchment areas see: School/Pages/Admissions.aspx