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Welcome to the Cardiff School Admissions Portal

Before you can use the online application service you will need to create an account. Once you have registered you can apply for your child’s school place. If you already have an account please enter your log in details to make or view applications.

Before applying please read the School Admissions Booklet

CHANGING SCHOOL DURING ACADEMIC YEAR: If your child is already in school and you want to change schools now or in the near future you can now apply online for a Community Primary School or Community Secondary School


SCHOOL ADMISSIONS 2023/2024 For all annual applications to Community Nursery, Community Primary and Community Secondary Schools in Cardiff.

The Council also administers applications for school places for Reception and Year 7 for all faith schools in Cardiff except:

  • Llandaff City C.W Primary School
  • St John Lloyd R.C Primary School
  • St Patrick’s R.C Primary School
  • Mary Immaculate High School
  • St Illtyd’s Catholic High School

Applications for these schools or schools outside of Cardiff should be made directly to the Admissions Authority concerned.

Secondary 2023 (Currently Closed) - For children born 01/09/2011 – 31/08/2012

Opens: 26 September 2022

Closes: 21 November 2022

Offer Date: 1 March 2023

Reception 2023 (Currently Closed) - For children born 01/09/2018 – 31/08/2019

Opens: 14 November 2022

Closes: 09 January 2023

Offer Date: 17 April 2023

Nursery 2023 - For children born 01/09/2019 – 31/08/2020 (September 2023 start)

Opens: 30 January 2023

Closes: 27 February 2023

Offer Date: 02 May 2023

Nursery 2024 (Currently Closed) - For children born 01/09/2020 – 31/03/2021 (Spring/Summer 2025 start)

Opens: 05 June 2023

Closes: 03 July 2023

Offer Date: 2 October 2023


It is important that you decline or accept your offer by the date specified with your offer of a school place.

If you have problems with the portal please contact C2C 02920 872087 or visit a Hub

If you would like to make an application in Welsh, please use Cymraeg link above.