Admissions to school for Foundation Stage through to Year 6 is co-ordinated through Hull City Council.
Applications for Cavendish Primary School Primary School are processed by Hull City Council.
If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 you must apply for a primary school place between Thursday 1 October 2020 and Friday 15 January 2021. If you live in Hull you must apply to Hull City Council with your preferences of primary schools for your child, even if the school you want is not in Hull.
To make your application click 'Register for My School Portal'. Applications can be submitted or amended up to midnight on the 15 January 2021 which is the deadline. You will not be able to use the My School Portal to make an application after 15 January 2021.
If you applied late or changed your application after 15 January 2021 Hull City Council may not be able to confirm your child’s allocated school until after Friday 14 May 2021 which is the deadline.
Hull City Council recommend that you give three preferences of school.
Hull City Council recommend that you use the My School Portal to make your application as you will receive confirmation of your school allocation by email on 16 April 2021. It will also mean that you get a receipt from Hull City Council to confirm that Hull City Council have received your application. If you do not have internet access you can access a computer at Hull City Council customer contact centres or at any of the public libraries. If you do not have an email address you can request an application form by contacting 01482 300 300 or download the application from this page.
If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan there is a separate admissions process.
How school places are allocated
Each school has a published number of places that are available for allocation. Please see the Admission policy
Where there are -
- places available for all pupils that have applied then all pupils will qualify for a place
- more applications for places than there are places available the oversubscription criteria are used to determine which pupils qualify for one of these places.
If your child -
- qualifies for a place at only one of the schools named on the application form your child will be offered a place at the school
- qualifies for a place at more than one of the schools named on your application form your child will be offered a place at the school you ranked highest
- does not qualify for a place at any of the schools named on your application form your child will be offered a place at your nearest school which has a place available
If you live outside of Hull and have applied for a Hull school your home authority will forward your application to Hull City Council and they will notify them if your child qualifies for a place at a Hull school. Your home authority will then confirm which school place your child should be given based on the order of your preferences.
If Hull City Council cannot allocate your preferred school
If Hull City Council cannot offer a place at any of your preferred schools Hull City Council will place your child on a waiting list for the school until the end of the autumn term and you will be offered the right of appeal. Hull City Council will allocate your child a place at the next nearest Hull school that has a vacancy.
Proof of address
Hull City Council may ask you for proof of residence at the address you have given. A child’s home address is defined as the address at which the parent or carer and child and ordinarily resident at the time of application.
Hull City Council are committed to preventing fraudulent applications for school places.
You must -
- only use one address when applying for a school place
- use the address at which the parent or carer and child are ordinarily resident
- be held responsible for proving they are ordinarily resident at the address
- provide additional information if requested before places can be confirmed
Hull City Council may -
- check addresses against other records Hull City Council hold, in accordance with our Data Protection Register
- ask for suitable proof of residence, tenancy (if renting), or proof of completion (if buying)
- request proof of council tax payment
- invite you to discuss the address details on your application with the fraud investigation team
A school place may be withdrawn, even after the child has started school, if an application is found to be fraudulent or intentionally misleading.
If you change your home address you must provide evidence of your new address to the admissions team as soon as possible.
You can request to defer entry until later in the academic year such as January or after Easter, but your child must be attending full time from the beginning of the term after their 5th birthday.
You must still make your application for a school place before the closing date of 15 January 2021 even if you do not want your child to start school at the beginning of the autumn term.
Once you have received your offer letter you should discuss deferring entry with your child’s allocated school.
If your child was born between 1 April 2017 and 31 August 2017 you can request that admission into full time education is delayed until the following academic year (September 2022).
You will then need to decide whether you want your child to enter full time education in Y1 (child’s chronological year group) or Reception (education out of year group), you must still make your application before 15 January 2021.
Once you have made your application you must contact the admissions team about your request to delay entry and Hull City Council will advise you on what happens next.