Starting school - reception 2023
If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, they will be starting reception in primary school from September 2023.
The application process opens on 1 September and closes on 15 January 2023. The National offer day is 17 April 2023.
The eAdmission site is open for you to register your details and to make an application for a reception place.
Download the eAdmissions application guidance notes (pdf 814KB).
If there are exceptional circumstances as to why you are unable to submit your application before the closing date, you must indicate this when you apply, or you may provide your reasons by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. If your application is late, your child will not be considered for an offer on national offer day but will wait until second round of offers.
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.
Hints and tips leaflets
Please make use of our new hints and tips leaflets.
- Hints and tips 2023 primary leaflet (pdf 1MB)
- Hints and tips 2023 (Arabic) (pdf 2MB)
- Hints and tips 2023 (Polish) (pdf 2MB)
- Hints and tips 2023 (Somali) (pdf 2MB)
- Hints and tips 2023 (Spanish) (pdf 2MB)
Deferment for summer-born children
Applying for deferment for your summer-born child? Print, complete and submit this admission deferral form (pdf) to the school admissions team.
020 8753 1085
145 King Street