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Citizen Portal user guide (PDF, 383KB) – 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.

Letter to parents or carers of children starting school for the first time in September 2021 (PDF, 222KB)

The Citizen Portal will close for primary school applications on 15 January 2021. To make an application after this time, please see “How to apply” below.

Applicants who have submitted an on-time application will receive notification of their allocated school place by email (for Citizen Portal applications) or by letter (for Common Application Form applications) to be issued on National Primary Offers Day, 16th April 2021.

How to apply

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.

Letter to parents or carers of children due to transfer from infant to junior school in September 2021 (PDF, 193KB)

The Citizen Portal will close for primary school applications on 15 January 2021. To make an application after this time, please see “How to apply” below.

Applicants who have submitted an on-time application will receive notification of their allocated school place by email (for Citizen Portal applications) or by letter (for Common Application Form applications) to be issued on National Primary Offers Day, 16th April 2021.

How to apply

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 6 are due to start secondary school in September 2021.

Parents and carers were asked to apply for a school place between 7 September 2020 and 31 October 2020.  You will have received a letter at the beginning of September 2020, which detailed information on how to apply.

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

The National Offer Day is the 1 March 2021. Parents and carers who applied through the North East Lincolnshire Citizens Portal will receive their allocation decision by e-mail on the morning of the 1 March. All other applicants will receive their offer by letter which has been posted to them on 1 March 2021 second class.

Please note that allocation decisions will not, under any circumstances, be issued via the telephone.

How to apply

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