School Admissions

School Admissions

We recommend that you contact the school you would like your child to attend before you submit an application. Contacting the school and speaking to the teachers is a great way of knowing if you are making the right choice for you and your child.

Remember that even if you have spoken to a school and they have said there are places available, until you have made an application and had confirmation from us that your child has been accepted they cannot start school.

We only accept applications for schools in Pembrokeshire, if you are applying to a school in another County please contact them directly.

Applications for places in voluntary aided church schools must be made online using the Council's website. However, decisions in relation to admission are made by the admissions committee of the governing body of the appropriate school

At the age of 4 years old your child is eligible to attend primary school full time. You do not have to send your children to school until they are 5 years old but many parents find this early start beneficial.

At the age of 11 your child will move to Secondary school. Unless your child attends a 3-16 or 3-19 school, you must make an application for the Secondary School of your choice. There is no automatic transfer from a primary to a secondary school. When your child is in the last year of primary school, you will receive a notification during the Autumn term with information on all Secondary schools in the county and how to apply. Subject to parental preference, pupils in the last year of the primary phase of 3-16 or 3-19 schools will transfer automatically to the secondary element.

Ysgol Bro Penfro is planned to open in September 2024 and we welcome applications on the Council’s website by the following dates:


  • Children born between: 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2021
  • School start date: September 2024
  • Application deadline: 26th April 2023
  • Notification date: By end of July 2023
  • Appeals closing date: No right of appeal for Nursery admissions


  • Children born between: 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2020
  • School start date: Autumn term September 2024
  • Application deadline: 31st January 2024
  • Notification date: 16th April 2024
  • Appeals closing date: Within 10 working days of notification


For further information: Admission to Schools - Information for parents

or contact:

Admissions Service 
County Hall
SA61 1TP

Tel: 01437 764551


ID: 7142, revised 01/08/2023