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Starting School September 2020


You must apply for a school place even if:

  • your preferred school is not in Luton

  • your preferred school is a faith school, a foundation school, an academy or a free school

  • your child is attending a pre-school or early years class attached to your preferred school

It is  important that you read Luton Borough Council's 'How to apply for a school place for September 2020 guide' which can be downloaded from the bottom of the page.


You will be able to apply online until 15th January 2020 by clicking on the Education Portal button below.



My child is under four years old - when do I need to apply for a school place?


Dates of birth

Due to start school (Reception Year)

Apply from

Closing date


​Sep 2020

​Oct 2019

​15th Jan 2020