Reception admissions

The admissions round for Reception academic year commences on the 9th January 2023 and closes at 5pm on the 27th February 2023. Please click here to complete a Reception 2023 Application Form. 

Important dates for you as a parent to note can be viewed here: School & Nursery Admission Dates 2023. Children are eligible for admission into Reception at the start of the school year in which their 5th birthday falls (i.e. if your child is 5 between the 1st September 2022 and 31st August 2023 they are entitled to a reception place in September 2023). Children are not legally required to attend school until the start of the school term following their 5th birthday.

Only applications received by the published closing date, with relevant supporting evidence, will be considered in the initial round of allocations of pupils to schools. Forms received after this date, or incomplete forms, may result in a child being refused a place at their chosen primary school.

If a child is currently attending the nursery setting of their parent’s chosen school, an application form will need to be submitted as attendance at the nursery setting will not guarantee admission into reception at that school.

In the case of Welsh Medium Education, the admission authority (Blaenau Gwent Council) is responsible for placing pupils at Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Helyg. These pupils are then allocated a place at either the Blaina or Tredegar Campus by Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Helyg Leadership team and Governing Body.

News: Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Helyg will be opening a seedling provision in Tredegar from September 2023 for Nursery and Reception Pupils.

You have responsibility, by law, to ensure your child receives appropriate full-time education.

If you are still unsure about which school to choose for your child, please see our Starting Schools Booklet .

To request a copy please contact the Admissions Officer by email:

For more information on the School Admissions Process please refer to the Blaenau Gwent School Admissions Policy for Nursery and Statutory Education 2023/24.

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Contact Information

Name of Team: Education Transformation team, School Admissions

Telephone Number: (01495) 355493/ (01495) 355340

Please note, a member of the team will be available to answer any calls between the hours of 9am to 12 noon every day,  if you need to speak to someone outside of these hours please email the school admissions email address below, to  request a call back and a member of the team will get back to you

Address: Education Directorate, Floor 8, Anvil Court,  Abertillery., NP13 1DB

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