Primary school admissions


Apply to start primary school reception for September 2021

This application applies to children with birthdays between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.  This application can only be made online.

If you are applying for a Redbridge community school, read the Admissions Arrangements 2021-2022 carefully.

Applying based on where you live

If you live in Redbridge you must apply for a reception school place through us even if the school is not in Redbridge.

If you do not live in Redbridge you need to apply through your own council, this includes applying for school places for a Redbridge school. 

You can choose up to 6 schools and put them in order of preference on your application.  Check the nearest school to youThis is only a guide based on Google maps, to give you an indication of schools near your home address.  The distances provided are not the accurate measurements we use to allocate school places. 

When to apply

Apply for transfer to a Junior school 

This application applies to children with birthdays from 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 who would like to be considered for a place at a Junior school. This includes children currently attending an infant school, as there is no automatic transfer between an Infant school and a linked Junior school. However, children attending the linked Infant School have priority for places at the Junior School, as long as their parents apply by the deadline of 15 January 2021. This application can only be made online.

Applying based on where you live 

If you live in Redbridge you must apply for a Junior school place through us even if the school is not in Redbridge.

If you do not live in Redbridge you need to apply through your own council, this includes applying for school places for a Redbridge school.

When to apply

  • Your child's birthday should fall between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.
  • The application process opens on 1 September 2020.
  • The deadline for online applications is 15 January 2021.
  • Important: children attending the linked Infant School have priority for places at the Junior School; priority will only apply if a junior transfer application has been submitted by the deadline of 15 January 2021.
  • eAdmissions - how to complete your child's application (PDF 334 KB)

 

Supporting documents you need for proof of residency

The address you give in your application must be the one where your child normally lives, on 15 January 2021 and is expected to live in September 2021 and beyond.

In defining a child’s ‘normal’ place of residence, we will not accept a business address, a landlord’s tenant’s address or a childminder’s address as a basis for allocating school places, nor will future addresses be accepted. Second homes with a short-term lease, will not be accepted as a normal permanent place of residence.

Proof of residence will be requested from you to prove your home address.

It is your responsibility to provide evidence of the address used on your application. We have the right to withdraw an offer if you fail to provide the requested evidence set out below.

Please contact the Admissions Team if you are unable to provide evidence of your address. You will have to provide electronic copies of at least two of the following list of documents and complete your Council Tax number in your online application.

Please remember to submit the required proofs when you apply online.

Acceptable documents are:

for Redbridge addresses we can check your Council Tax reference number automatically. Please complete this online and provide one further proof from the list below:

  • rent book
  • tenancy agreement and copy of your Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme or other deposit protection as applies to the tenancy
  • utility bills, e.g electricity/gas, water, landline phone which must show the home phone number, broadband contract (all dated within the last three months)
  • TV Licence
  • full UK Driving Licence

If you are unable to attach your supporting documents when making your online application please email electronic copies for proof of residence to admissions@redbridge.gov.uk

 

You will need to complete Supplementary Information Forms (SIF) when applying for a Redbridge faith school. Some have more than one form; reading the admissions criteria will explain which form or forms you or your religious leader will have to complete. These forms have to be returned directly to the school by the admissions closing date.

If you're applying for an Academy or Foundation school in Redbridge, please read their Admission Arrangements carefully as they can be different from the Redbridge community schools Admission Arrangements, with different oversubscription criteria.

Click on the school names below to be taken to their website. You will find their Admission Arrangements and Supplementary Information Form (SIF), if they have one, on their Admissions page.

 

For SEND applications, you will need to contact the SEN Team.

Email: senteam@redbridge.gov.uk

 

Apply for a school place online

 

Offer given for first preference on your application

An email will be sent to the email address used to complete your application during the evening of 16 April 2021.

Offer given for school preference ranked from 2 to 6 or an alternative school

An email will be sent to the email address used to complete your application during the evening of 16 April 2021. The email will confirm you have been offered the highest school preference available. Your child’s name will appear on the waiting lists of those schools ranked at a higher preference on your application; any schools ranked at a lower preference we will automatically withdraw. 

Responding to your offer

You must respond to the offer by 30 April 2021.

Accepting your offer

Log into your eAdmissions account by 30 April 2021 to tell us if you accept the offer from us or not. 

Not accepting the offer

If you are not accepting the offer and you have an offer from another school not on your application form, please provide us with evidence of the school offer you are accepting. 

Change of address

Your offer is based on the address you have given at the time of application. If you have changed address or if you change your address in the future, you must let us know immediately. Offers made on the basis of false information or addresses that cannot be verified will be withdrawn.

Problems logging in

Any issues logging into eAdmissions to accept the school offer, please email admissions@redbridge.gov.uk with your child's reference number and the name of the school you are accepting. 

 

 

 

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