Admissions

Admissions:

All admissions from Reception to Year 6 are managed by the local authority in which you live. For more information on how to apply for a place in these year groups please follow the links below.

Waltham Forest Local Authority:

https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/service-categories/applying-school-place

Redbridge Local Authority:

https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/schools/primary-school-admissions/

Please note that the closing date for on time applications was the 15th January 2018. You can still apply for a place through Waltham Forest but your application will be processed after all the on time applications.

 

Nursery Admissions:

To apply for a Nursery place please collect an application form from the school office. 

We offer AM (8:45-11:45) or PM (12:15-15:15).

We offer 15 hours Free Early Education to all 3 and 4 year old children and 30 hours to those that meet the eligibility criteria. To apply you will need to collect an application pack from the school office. All children are eligible for 15 hours of funded childcare per week.

We also offer 30 hours of childcare per week during term time. Our full day is 8:45-15:15

If you meet the following criteria you may be eligible for 30 hours funded childcare:

-both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family)

-each parent earns on average a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum wage (£107 a week or £5,574 per year) or 16 hours at National Living wage (£115 wa week or £5,990 per year)

-neither parent has an income of more than £100,000 per year

 To confirm eligibility please follow the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-and-education-for-2-to-4-year-olds

 For those that are not eligible for the 30 hours funded childcare we offer full days at the rate of £5 per 3 hour nursery session 

 

Reception Admissions:

If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 they are due to start in the Reception class at a primary school from September 2018. The closing date for applications was 15th January 2018.

You must apply for a Reception class for your child even if they attend a school nursery or have an older brother or sister at your preferred school. If your child currently attends a nursery attached to a school this does not give them any priority for a place in Reception at that school.

The eAdmissions website for online applications opens on 1st September and the closing date for applications was 15th January 2018. The following links will take you directly to the application website:

 https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/applying-primary-school-place

 https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/schools/primary-school-admissions/

 

If you are having a technical problem completing your application please email support@eadmissions.org.uk

 

Over Subscription Criteria
If no places are available a waiting list is held. Allocations will be made based on a space becoming available for the child at the top of the waiting lists. Waiting lists for Nursery are held within the school, whilst waiting lists for Reception or above are with the borough admissions.

 

In- year admissions
In-year admissions is the term used when a child is looking for a school place during the academic year. Applications for in-year admission are usually made when you have moved to or moved house and need a new school place for your child as a result of that house move. You need to fill in an in-year common application form if your child is out of school and of school age, or if you want your child to move from one school to another within the same year group.

To complete an application for an in-year admission please follow the links below:

https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/year-admissions

https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/schools/admissions-during-the-school-year/

 

Transferring schools for reasons other than a house move
It is extremely important that a child has continuity in their education. For this reason, Waltham Forest Council and Redbridge council strongly discourages unnecessary transfers between schools. If your child is already attending a school, but you feel that a move would be in their best interests, you should discuss your reasons for this with your child’s current school. It is important that you try to resolve any difficulties by working with the school, rather than requesting a transfer. If you still want to apply for a school transfer then you can fill in an in-year common application form. You will need to provide your reasons for requesting a change of school and set out what you have done to try to resolve the issues with the current school.

 

Transfers from home education or alternative educational provision
If your child is being educated at home and you now wish them to be considered for a mainstream school, you must also complete an in-year common application form. Children attending alternative education provision who are ready to attend a mainstream school are normally placed through Waltham Forest’s Fair Access Protocol. This ensures that the amount of time any child is out of school is kept to a minimum.