Admissions


Choosing a school

The entry of children to Rhiw Syr Dafydd Primary School is controlled and administered by Caerphilly County Borough Council.

Within the County Borough, each school has an area that it traditionally serves called the “catchment area”.

In line with legislation, LA’s must allow all parents the opportunity to express a preference for the school they wish their child to attend. Pupils who reside within a defined catchment area of a school do not have an automatic right to attend that school. A written application must be made and the placements will be allocated in accordance with the LA’s admissions procedure.

Apply for a place at a school

The normal ages for admission to CCBC schools are:-

  • Age 3/4 in Nursery
  • Age 4/5 in Infant and Primary Schools
  • Age 7/8 in Junior Schools
  • Age 11/12 in Secondary Schools

Closing dates for school admission applications

Please complete and submit your school application forms by the dates below.

The timetable to process applications for Secondary schools for September 2018 is: 

  • Admission Forms available to parents 11th September 2017
  • Forms to be returned to LA 20th October 2017
  • Parents notified of outcome 1st March 2018

The timetable to process applications for Primary schools for September 2018 is:

  • Admission Forms available to parents 6th November 2017
  • Forms to be returned to LA 15th December 2017
  • Parents notified of outcome 16th April 2018

The timetable to process applications for Nursery schools for September 2018 is:

  • Admission Forms available to parents 12th January 2018
  • Forms to be returned to LA 28th February 2018
  • Parents notified of outcome after 1st May 2018

There is no closing date for the In year transfer forms.

Apply for a place at a school online (Caerphilly CBC website)