Applications for children to start high school in our borough are now being received.
If your child was born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008, he or she will be due to leave their primary school next summer and start year seven at a high school in September 2019.
The recommended date for receipt of applications is 19 October 2018 or, by the absolute latest, the final, statutory deadline is 31 October 2018.
To find out more about your preferred high schools, you can visit the admissions pages on the council’s website at www.ealing.gov.uk/admissions or, alternatively, you can contact the schools themselves. Each school will also be holding an open evening, details of which are at the bottom of this article.
HOW TO APPLY
You can apply online at www.eadmissions.org.uk between 1 September and 31 October 2018.
If you are unable to apply online, you can ask your current school for an application form to fill in, and ask it for instructions if anything is not clear.
If you choose to apply online you must not complete a paper application as well. If you do not live in the London borough of Ealing you must contact your own home authority.
The Cardinal Wiseman (Catholic) and Twyford (Church of England) high schools require a supplementary information form to be completed to assess denominational commitment and these may be obtained either from the schools themselves, or from the council website at www.ealing.gov.uk/admissions
All new schools proposed to open in 2019/20 will be outside the co‑ordinated application process. Parents wishing to apply to those schools will need to contact the school direct and apply on the school’s application form. Parents are strongly advised to also apply for established secondary schools through the co-ordinated system because there is no guarantee at this point that the new schools will open in 2019.
NEED HELP? GET ADVICE
Councillor Yvonne Johnson, the council’s cabinet member for schools and children’s services, said: “Choosing which high school to apply for can feel daunting. It is a big decision, so that is understandable. And some people can’t quite believe the time has come around all of a sudden and can feel a bit overwhelmed. The form-filling does not have to be a struggle, though.
“The admissions team at the council does all it can to make the process as easy as possible for you, and even runs individual advice sessions that you can book. These provide the ideal opportunity to ask questions and get guidance to make sure you fill in the form correctly.”
You can book an individual advice session during the week of Monday, 1 October to Friday, 5 October, between 10am-4pm. You need to call the admissions team to book an appointment (020 8825 5522).
The sessions will be held at Perceval House in Uxbridge Road, Ealing.
Visit www.ealing.gov.uk/admissions or you can get in touch with your preferred school.
Alternatively, contact Ealing Council’s school admissions service by calling 020 8825 5522 between 9am and 12 noon, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing W5 2HL.