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Applying for a place at Grayrigg School

How do I make an application for a Reception place?

If you live in Cumbria and your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012, they will be due to start school in the Reception year group in September 2016. You must apply to Cumbria County Council for a school place under the Local Authority’s Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.

The closing date for applications is Friday 15 January 2016.

More information on how to apply can be found here.

If you live outside Cumbria, apply through your local council; even though you want a place in a school in Cumbria.

How do I make an application when moving from another school?

If you are considering moving your child from another school to Grayrigg, you can contact us to apply directly or follow the link above to apply via Cumbria County Council School Admissions.

What is the catchment area and do I have to live in the catchment area to apply?

A map of our catchment area can be viewed here. However, 40% of the children currently attending our school come from outside of our catchment area, with the majority of them travelling from Kendal. Most of them travel to take advantage of our ethos and small school, rural environment.

“The journey is fine - in fact it is quicker travelling up to Grayrigg than it was dropping my girls off at Nursery in Kendal because there is no traffic”