Reception Class Admission

Children who are 4 years old before 1 September have a right to full time education in a primary school (Reception class). More information.

You need to apply for a place in a Reception class even if your child has attended Nursery class at the same school.

You must apply before 1 February 2024 (for September 2024).

Before you apply, please:

Apply online: Reception Class Admission

(you will need to create an account if you don't already have one)

What will happen next?

You will be notified about the outcome of your application on 16 April.

If you have applied for a place at Ysgol Santes Helen or Ysgol Ein Harglwyddes we will send your application on to them. They are responsible for their own admisisons arrangements and specialise in  providing a Catholic based Education. They may contact you to collect further information to allow them to process your application e.g. whether you child is a baptised Catholic or not. 


View or update your application

To view or amend a submitted application, log in to your Cyngor Gwynedd online account and click on ‘My requests’. Go to My Account


Late applications

You need to apply for a place in Reception Class before 1 February 2024 (for September 2024). If the application is received after this date it will be considered as a late entry and it is  possible that you won't be informed about the decision on 16 April.

More information

Further information can be found in the Information for Parents Handbook/School Admissions Policy

Or contact us:

The Authority can not discuss availability of any school over the phone.

PLEASE NOTE: Every child is expected to be able to use the toilet before starting school, unless the child has a medical condition or additional learning needs.  

Help with toileting and further information