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Applications for Reception places in 2023


Starting School in September 2023?

Applications for children starting in September 2023 are now closed, however we can still accept late applications. More details on this can be found on the Cornwall Council Admissions page.

Please see details which has all the information you need to complete an application for a school place in September.

Website and application form:
Post: School Admissions Team, County Hall, Truro, TR1 3AY
Telephone: 0300 1234 101

The application process is for children currently living in Cornwall who need a school place in Cornwall or in another local authority.

For further information, head to the Cornwall County Council websites:


Changing school or joining a school during the school year ('in year')?

You can make an ‘in-year application' to change schools or join a school in Cornwall during the school year.  In-year applications include joining an existing year group at the start of a new school year.

Please click on the link below for further information from Cornwall County Council:

Cornwall County Council - In Year Admissions

Need to Appeal a School Place Decision?

Altarnun Primary School Admissions Appeals are managed by Cornwall County Council. Please refer to Cornwall County Council website for information and timetables for organising and hearing admissions appeals.

Preparing Your Child for School

When your child starts school their ability to cope with certain skills will help them to adapt to school with confidence.

Practice the following with your child so they are ready for their first day:

Dress himself / herself

Put shoes on the correct feet

Tie shoe laces

Go to the toilet by themselves and wash their hands with soap and water afterwards

Hang up his / her clothes

Put away toys without help

Take turns when playing with others


We do our very best to provide a secure and happy environment for your child but you can help us by:

Encouraging your child to come to school on time

Writing to explain why your child is unable to attend school

Supplying the name and telephone number of a relative of friend who may be contacted in an emergency

Let us know of any changes or circumstances at home which may upset your child at school – any information given will be kept confidential

Support us by attending parents meetings and taking an interest in our school