Before you apply
Parents or carers must apply for their child to:
- start primary or infant school (reception year)
- start Year 3 at junior school
- start Year 7 at secondary school
- start Year 10 at Lincoln University Technical College
If your child needs a school place in a different year group or at another point in the year, you need to apply to move school.
You should check if your child is eligible for free or post-16 school transport.
To find out more about a school, use our directory.
SEND school places
Most children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) will have their needs met at a mainstream school or college.
If your child has an education and health care plan (EHCP), you should contact your caseworker as you cannot apply via the typical admissions process.
If you need to apply for a place at a special school, read about SEND school places.
If your child does not have an EHCP, you can continue to apply online.