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Time to apply for primary school places

Time to apply for primary school places

November 24, 2020
Primary school classroom

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, he or she will be due to start primary school in September 2021 – and applications for pupil places are being received.

Under the London-wide primary school admissions scheme, parents living in the borough will submit a single application to Ealing Council, listing their preferences, even if they are applying for a place at a school outside the borough.

WHAT TO DO

All parents and carers living in the borough need to list up to six different schools that they want to apply for, including any that are located outside the borough (but not private schools).

Your choices have to be ranked in order of preference, from one to six.

Only one offer can be made to you and this would be from the highest ranked school from your list that is available.

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2021.

HOW TO DO IT

Apply online at the admissions website.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

After the deadline on 15 January 2021, the applications will be processed. Then, on the Londonwide offer day on 16 April 2021, an offer will be made to all applicants, as far as practically possible.

If a school is over-subscribed, its published admission criteria will be used to decide the order in which applicants are offered places.

You can read the borough’s admissions prospectus online.

USEFUL TO KNOW

If you want to apply for a place at a faith school, you will also need to fill in the school’s own ‘supplementary information form’. These are available from the schools concerned or on the council’s website and will be used to assess denominational commitment.

The supplementary form must be returned to the school before the closing date. If you do not complete both the main application form and the school’s supplementary information form, your application will not be regarded as valid. For more information, contact the school(s) concerned

If you live want to apply for a place at a school in another borough, it is important you read the primary prospectus for that borough to make sure you understand the admission criteria for the schools you are applying to.