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Primary school places

Is your child due to start primary school in September 2024? If so, you can apply for places now.

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.

You can read the borough’s admissions prospectus online.

What to do

All parents and carers living in the borough need to list up to 6 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 1 to 6. 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 2024.

Councillor Kamaljit Nagpal, the council’s cabinet member for a fairer start, said: “This is always a huge moment for parents and carers. So, if you are unsure of what to do, or want to know more about a school, please visit the council’s website and also speak to the schools you are most interested in.”

How to do it

Apply online at www.eadmissions.org.uk

What happens next

After the deadline on 15 January 2024, the applications will be processed.

Then, on the London-wide offer day on 16 April 2024, 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.

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.

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