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Primary schools places: Time to apply

Children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 will be due to start at local primary schools in September 2022 – 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.


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 2022.


Apply online using the admissions website.


After the deadline on 15 January 2022, the applications will be processed.

Then, on the London-wide offer day on 16 April 2022, 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 on the council’s website.


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 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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