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School Admissions

Online Admissions

*Please note that the Online Applications system is now CLOSED. All applications must now be completed by paper.*

Parents can apply online for Nursery to Reception, Primary to Secondary and Infant to Junior School placements for September 2015. Parents can apply online from 11th October 2014 until midnight on the 22nd November 2014. Any applications made outside of these dates or for nursery and in-year transfers will need to contact the School Admissions Team for the relevant application form.

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council is the admission authority for all community primary and secondary schools in the borough. Parents / carers of pupils due to change school in the annual admission round must either apply online or by completing the relevant application form indicating their preferred school. This procedure also applies to parents who wish to apply for St Joseph's RC School & 6th Form.

Admission to all Voluntary Aided Infant / Junior / Primary Schools these include: St Joseph’s RC Primary School, St Therese’s RC Primary School, St Joseph’s Infant School, St Joseph’s Junior School, Alderman Davies Church in Wales Primary School and Bryncoch Church in Wales Primary School is the responsibility of the Governing Body and all applications for admission should be made direct to the school.

Full details of Neath Port Talbot admission policy can also be found in the Information for Parent Handbook available from School and Family Support Team 01639 763600, along with a full school list and contact details. All requests for admission to community schools must be approved by the Council. For more information on schools please click on the link below.

In accordance with the School Admission Code stated by the Welsh Government parents are able to express a preference for any school. The Council aims to comply with parental preference as far as possible, subject to the availability of school places.

Only when a school has reached its pupil admission number (the number that can be admitted to a school in any one year group), will applications be refused for that particular school by the Council. School Capacity and Pupil Admission Numbers

There are two types of admissions:

1. Annual Admission Round

The annual admission round covers all pupils who are due to change schools in the September of each year.

This includes:

  • Admission to nursery
  • Admission to reception class (Infant / Primary)
  • Transfer from Infants to Junior School (Year 3)
  • Admission to Secondary School (Year 7 including St Joseph's RC School & 6th Form)
  • Admission to 6th Form (Year 12)

2. In year admissions (Moving schools during the school year)

There are number of reasons why parents find it necessary to move their child from one school to another. Obviously, a fresh start at a new school at the beginning of the school year would be the choice of most parents and every consideration needs to be given avoiding a change of schools during the school year. However, circumstances do not always make this possible and a move during the school year becomes unavoidable. But before taking the decision to change schools, parents are strongly advised to talk to their child’s teacher or head teacher. They may be able to help as many issues that worry children and their parents can often be sorted out without the need to move schools. So please, take time to talk to the staff at your child’s school before making the move. Changing Schools can be a serious step for your child to take. This is especially so in the Secondary sector, in particular when they reach Year 10 or 11 and have already chosen and are studying their selected exam options. Their choice of options, or exam boards may be completely different in a new school, even if this school is still within Neath Port Talbot. Careful consideration should therefore always be given before making any decision to change schools. If there is no other way forward then download an In Year application form for Comprehensive and Primary.

Please be advised that parents should not remove children from a school until an admission to an alternative school has been agreed.

For all other queries please contact the School Admission Team on 01639 763580 / 01639 763730 or


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