Starting school - reception 2022

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, they will be starting reception in primary school from September 2022.

The application process closed on 15 January 2022 but you can still apply for a reception place (see late applications).

Offer information

If you applied online, you’ll be notified of your offer from 5pm on Tuesday 19 April 2022.

If you applied using a paper form, an offer letter will be sent by by first class post on Tuesday 19 April or by email if you provided an email address on your application. You should receive the letter on Wednesday 20 April.

If you haven’t received your offer letter by the end of 20 April, email

Information about which school has been offered will not be provided over the telephone. 

How to respond to the offer

You must accept or decline the offer by Wednesday 3 May 2022. If you applied using a paper form the offer letter explains how to respond.

If you applied online you must respond to the offer through the eAdmissions website.

You’ll need the username and password you used when you made your application. If you can't remember this information, you can use the 'Forgotten your username or password?' option.

Once you have logged in, go to the 'My school admissions' page then select 'View outcome and respond.'

Schools with vacancies

If you’re not pleased with the offer made to you, you can check to see where there may be vacancies or short waiting lists at other schools (pdf).

If you want to change your preferences, email or call us on 020 8753 1085.

If you’re making further preference for a church school, you may need to contact them directly to complete their supplementary information form.


You have the right to appeal against a school's decision not to offer a place to your child.

Academy, free or church schools manage their own admission appeals while School Admissions manage the appeals for community schools.

Late applications

Late application can still be made for a reception place on the eAdmission website which remains open until the middle of August 2022. However, offers to late applicants will not be considered until the second round of offers after the national offer day.

If you have any queries about how your application will be considered, speak to the school admissions team on 020 8753 1085.

Download the eAdmissions application guidance notes (pdf 814KB).

Apply for a school place

The Starting School brochure provides you with information about schools in the area as well as a useful guide on how to apply for a school.

Download: Starting School 2022 (pdf 7.29MB)

Hints and tips leaflets

Please make use of our new hints and tips leaflets which will soon be provided in Arabic, Polish, Somali and Spanish.

Deferment for summer-born children

Applying for deferment for your summer-born child? Print, complete and submit this admission deferral form to the school admissions team.

Contact us

020 8753 1085

3rd Floor
145 King Street
W6 9XY