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Monks Risborough CE Primary School


Please find our 'Virtual Tour' using the link below. 

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

Key Dates

For Children Starting School or Moving up to Junior School in September 2023

04 November 2022

Primary Portal opens at 11am on this date (Buckinghamshire residents only)


20 December – 04 January 2023

Christmas Break

13 January 2023

Junior Transfer latest date to return a paper application to infant schools – to be received by 9am on 13 January


15 January 2023


Reception and Junior Transfer online applications Primary Portal closes at midnight



31 January

Latest date for moving into or within Buckinghamshire (and providing evidence to show residency) for us to use the new address for the first round of allocations.


Final date for agreed ‘special cases’ to be considered as ‘on time’ (a house move is not considered to be a special case).


Applications received between 16 January and 31 January that are not deemed to be ‘special cases’ will be processed for 17 April but will be considered after all ‘on time’ applications have been processed (late but included in the 1st round)



10 February

All schools receive preference numbers

13 February – 17 February

Half Term

03 April – 14 April

Easter Break

12 April

Electronic files sent to Bucks schools with allocations via Secure File Transfer.

17 April

*National Primary Allocation Day*

Emails sent out to applicants 

Auto Opt onto Waiting List


01 May


Closing date for:

1st round acceptances via the online portal which closes at 11.59pm

new applications for the 2nd round

mover address evidence for the 2nd round.

We do not accept changes of preference for the 2nd round


22 May

2nd round allocations emailed to parents and schools advised of further admissions. 

29 May – 02 June

Half Term

29 May

Closing date for:

acceptances from 2nd round

new applications for 3rd

changes of preference

mover address evidence for 3rd round

30 June

3 round allocations and waiting list positions emailed to parents and schools advised of further admissions

04 July

Transition Day.  Many children attend their new school for the day

07 July

Closing date for:

acceptances from 3rd round

changes of preference

mover address evidence for 4th round

21 July

Summer Break

22 July

Summer Break

01 August

4th round allocation and waiting list positions emailed to parents. 


From 02 August

Allocations to be processed Ad hoc

30 August

New lists sent to schools.  Waiting lists for Opt Out school sent

September 2023

The new school year starts

​If you are thinking about applying for your child to join our school you will need to contact the Bucks County School Admissions, who also hold our waiting list, or want to find out more about the application process for secondary school, please also follow the links above.