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Page last updated on 22/1/2015
School Admissions and Transfers 

school childrenAdmission to School is not an automatic process and there is a requirement for parents and carers to submit an application to an Admissions Authority by a specified date.

For Community (formerly known as County schools) and for Voluntary Controlled Schools the Admission Authority is Carmarthenshire County Council and not the individual school.

For Voluntary Aided Schools there are different arrangements where the Admission Authority is the Governing Body of the individual school and you should contact the school directly in relation to admission enquiries or applications.

Not getting a place at a school of the parent’s choice can be very upsetting and distressing for the both the parents and the child.

To assist parents and carers and to maximise the possibility of obtaining a place at a  school the Authority has developed an online application form accompanied supported by  documentation to guide parents through the application process.

The links are provided on the top right hand side of this page.

The system will also allow parents to make application for admission to a nursery or primary school for up to five years in advance which will assist schools and the Authority with the forward planning. Whilst early application will not guarantee or give priority to an application it will ensure they meet the deadline date.

I very much hope that you will find the information provided to be of assistance to you and may I take this opportunity to thank you for your interest and say that as an Authority we look forward to welcoming your son or daughter to one of our schools and wish them every success in their studies.

Please remember the following deadline dates:

Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools - Admissions Application Timetable



Starting school

You MUST apply to the Council by

Notification date

Appeals Closing date

Nursery Age Children
( Part time or full time Provision * 3 year old)

3rd Birthday
1st Sept 2012 to 31st Aug 2013

January, April or
September 2016

31st January 2015


No Appeal available

Primary School - Reception Age Children  (Separate Application Required for admission to the reception class 4 year old)

4th Birthday
1st Sept 2011 to 31st Aug 2012

September 2015, January or April 2016

31st January 2015

1st of April 2015

13th May 2015

Secondary School – (Primary to
Secondary School)

11th Birthday
1st Sept 2003 to 31st Aug 2004

September 2015

2nd Feb, 2015 (for the return of  forms)

1st of March 2015

11th April 2015


A copy of the LEA's School Admission Handbook is available for viewing and downloading via the link on the right hand side of this page. 

Contact Details

The Department for Education and Children,
Building 2, St. David's Park,
Job's Well Road,
Carmarthen, SA31 3HB
Tel: 01267 246449     Fax: 01267 246003