There are currently 95 schools in the area. Contact details for all our schools is available using our Find a School search facility.
Admissions will be allocated in line with the School Admissions Criteria, which you should read before applying.
School Admissions Criteria
Each school has a limit to the number of children it is able to admit. Once this limit has been reached, no further children can be admitted to that school.
Children, who live in the school's catchment area, and whose parents have expressed a preference, will be offered places first. Should the number of applications to a school from within the catchment area be greater than the number of places available, the following priority criteria will apply. When these children have been identified, the allocation of any remaining places will be allocated according to the same criteria which are listed below in priority order:
- Children recommended for placement for medical, psychological or special educational reasons. This must be confirmed by the LEA's professional advisers
- Children with siblings (brothers and sisters) living in the same household who will be attending the same school
- After taking account of the above categories, priority will be based on the closeness to the school measured by the council's GIS (Geographical Information System) database
When considering whether a child lives in a school's catchment area, the address considered is that of the parent or legal guardian, irrespective of the family's domestic arrangements. In other words, the address of another relative or childminder etc. must not be given.
Applying for a place at a school
If you would like to apply for a place at a school you must complete an application form. The quickest and easiest way of applying is online.
Alternatively, application forms are available directly from the school or by contacting school admissions on 01443 864870 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must ensure that we receive your application by the closing date stated on the form, which is normally the end of the second week of December of the previous year. Late applications will be processed but you may find that your preferred school is full and we may be unable to offer you a place.
For further information about school admissions please refer to our Starting School Booklet (PDF 12.28mb).
Requesting a transfer
If you would like your child to transfer from one school to another, please contact your present Head Teacher first to discuss it.
Transfers will be subject to the same school admissions criteria detailed above.
If you wish to proceed with the transfer you must submit an application form. The quickest and easiest way is to submit this online.
Alternatively, you can submit your application in writing to School Admissions, Penallta House, Tredomen Park, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed. CF82 7PG.