Applications for children to start high school in our borough are now being received. If your child was born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007, he or she will be due to leave their primary school next summer and start year seven at a high school in September 2018.
The recommended date for receipt of applications is 20 October www.eadmissions.org.uk 2017 or, by the absolute latest, the final, statutory deadline is 31 October 2017.
To find out more about your preferred 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 pictured here.
HOW TO APPLY
You can apply online at www.eadmissions.org.uk between 1 September and 31 October 2017. 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 2017/18 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 2018.
NEED HELP? GET ADVICE
You can attend one of three days of individual advice sessions on 25, 26 and 27 September, between 10am-4pm. You need to call the admissions team to book an appointment first (020 8825 5522).
The sessions will be held at Perceval House in Uxbridge Road, Ealing. Alternatively, you can go to a drop-in information session on 28 September between 3.30-6.30pm, at Ealing Town Hall, in New Broadway, in the Liz Cantell room.
Councillor Binda Rai, the council’s cabinet member for children and young people, said: “If you have not applied for high school places before, it can feel a little nerve-wracking sometimes. But choosing which school to apply for need not be so daunting.
“If you’re going through this process this year, then I would recommend attending the drop-in information session on 28 September – or booking an individual advice session. These provide the ideal opportunity to ask the council’s admissions team questions and also to get tips to make sure you fill in the form correctly.”
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 12noon, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing W5 2HL.