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).

Apply for a school place

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 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.

Starting School 2023 brochure (7MB pdf)

Hints and tips leaflets

Please make use of our new hints and tips leaflets.

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.

Contact us

020 8753 1085

3rd Floor
145 King Street
W6 9XY