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Citizen Portal user guide (PDF, 956KB) – How to register an account and start your school application.

Starting school for the first time (September 2021)

Children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 will be starting school for the first time (Reception year) in September 2021.

The application period will open on 9 November 2020 and close on 15 January 2021.

Full information on how to apply will be available here on this webpage from 9 November 2020.  Information on the application process will also be provided to nurseries and childcare providers in the area at that time.

If you have any queries regarding the above process, please email the School Admissions team at schooladmissions@nelincs.gov.uk or call 01472 326291 (option 4).

Transfer of pupils from infant to junior school (September 2021)

If your child is currently in year 2 at an infant school they will be transferring to year 3 at a junior school in September 2021.

All Year 2 children living in North East Lincolnshire and attending Queen Mary Avenue Infants, Scartho Infants, Signhills Infants or Holton-le-Clay Infants will receive information on how to apply in November 2020.

The application period will open on 9 November 2020 and close on 15 January 2021.

Full information on how to apply will be available on this page from 9 November 2020 or available from your child’s infant school at that time.

If you have any queries regarding the above process, please email the School Admissions team at schooladmissions@nelincs.gov.uk or call 01472 326291 (option 4).

Transfer of pupils from primary to secondary school (September 2021)

Children currently in Year 5 are due to start secondary school in September 2021.

Parents and carers should apply for a school place between 7 September 2020 and 31 October 2020.  You will receive a letter at the beginning of September 2020, which will detail information on how to apply.

Primary to secondary start of process letter (PDF, 136KB)

How to apply

Provisional open evenings for secondary schools

Schools are publishing information that would normally be given at open evenings on their websites from 18 June 2020 including online tours and videos.

In year admissions (admissions outside of the ‘normal’ admissions round)

If you are considering transferring schools within North East Lincolnshire we advise you to read the information on in year admissions for parents and carers (PDF, 326KB) .

How to apply

Recently moved in to North East Lincolnshire?

If you are the parent or carer of a pupil who has recently moved into North East Lincolnshire, and are not currently attending a school in the area then please complete our online form.

Applying for a school when moving into North East Lincolnshire (In year common application)


Contact details

School Admissions Team, Civic Offices, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, Dn35 8LN

Email: schooladmissions@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 326291 option 4

Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm and Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, except bank holidays