Primary school admissions

Primary schools in the city serve children between the ages of 4 and 11 years. In most areas one school will provide for all primary age pupils; in one area there is a separate school for Infants (aged 4-7) and Juniors (aged 8-11). Some schools also have Nursery Classes, which admit children in the academic year before they are due to commence school.

Coventry children may be admitted to primary schools at the beginning of the school year after their fourth birthday provided they have reached the age of four by the 31 August. However, children must start school at the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday.

For advice about pre-school or playgroups, see the childcare section of the website.

Advice and guidance 

If you are in need of more advice or guidance at any time during the process, you can:

  • Contact the headteacher of your local school;
  • Visit the Admissions and Benefits Team (Earl Street), who are available from 8.30am to 5.00pm (except on Fridays when the offices close at 4.30pm).
  • Call the Admissions and Benefits team on 024 7683 1613 / 1573.

You can also use the FAQs (frequently asked questions) on "Starting Primary school" to try and answer any queries you may have on this subject.

Admissions And Benefits (Primary - applying for the first time)

Civic Centre 1, Little Park Street, Coventry, CV1 5RS

E-mail:

Tel: 024 7683 1622

Primary admissions team

Civic Centre 1, Little Park Street, Coventry, CV1 5RS

E-mail:

Tel: 024 7683 1622